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4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

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06 Apr 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The resource sector in ASEAN – the source of many raw materials for global supply chains – faces rising pressure to balance environmental and social concerns alongside economic needs. Governments are stepping up law enforcement to combat long-standing problems such as slash-and-burn practices. Various large...

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16 Mar Moving to Green Finance Means Turning Risk into Opportunity

In recent years, the global movement towards green finance – finance that takes into consideration the impacts of business and capital flows on the environment – has been gathering pace. According to UN Environment estimates, over 200 policy measures to “green” the financial system have...

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14 Mar The evolution of NS and its relevance to Singapore

By Nicholas Fang Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day National Service (NS) was introduced in post-independence Singapore. On March 14, 1967, Parliament passed the National Service (Amendment) Bill after then-Defence Minister Goh Keng Swee moved it for a second reading. It marked the beginning of...

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13 Mar Technology and the Future of Jobs

Event Summary How can workers keep pace with a rapidly-changing job market? As part of our Global Citizens Singapore (GCS) programme, and in the context of Singapore’s Budget 2017 and the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report, we organised a discussion on “Technology and the...

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08 Mar What a greener budget means for business, society

BY LAU XIN YI Singapore’s Budget 2017 will be remembered for its strong emphasis on the environment. The recent announcement of measures such as the proposed carbon tax and the diesel duty has caused concern among businesses and the public about higher costs. Yet, these steps are...

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01 Mar ASEAN@50: Promises versus Reality

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is celebrating its jubilee anniversary at a time where anti-globalisation sentiments are on the rise. As countries become more inward looking and aim to prioritise domestic issues, the relevance of multilateral organisations such as ASEAN has been called...

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23 Feb Dark mood overshadows Singapore’s economic view

SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang was quoted in the Nikkei Asian Review in an article by Peter Guest on the recent report by the Committee on the Future Economy. An excerpt is below. The full article is available on Nikkei Asian Review. "There seems to be...

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