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SIIA offers an extensive network of experts in Singapore and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. These networks bring knowledge and offer diverse perspectives that reflect the differences in national interests and outlooks in Asia. We provide boardroom briefings, policy research, and advocacy to public and private sector institutions.


Some examples of advisory we have done include:



The SIIA provides monthly briefings for our corporate members and clients which looks at how political and socioeconomic issues in ASEAN affects business and investment strategies in the region.



SIIA Advisory was asked to produce a special report on the changing situation in Myanmar, focusing on the implications of the country’s reforms on the regional economy and opportunities for business in the newly-opening Myanmar market.



A multinational firm requested for a specific evaluation of Indonesia as an investment destination for a new facility, looking at the overall political and economic environment as well as the particular energy policies, projections and implementation issues.


Global: Geo-Political and Economic Overview

The global outlook and Asia’s prospects
  • The global outlook and key concerns
  • The emerging trends in the Asian economy and policy
  • Opportunities and challenges
Singapore in Asia and the world
  • How will Singapore maneuver in the new global environment to maintain its leadership position?
  • What are the key challenges posed by the evolving shift in economic and political power from West to East for small nation states in ASEAN and Asia?
The US-China relationship and impacts on Asia
  • Will Asian countries need to choose sides in the relationship between China and the US?
  • What will the US-China relationship mean for other emerging Asian powers and groupings like ASEAN?
Geopolitical conflict scenarios and risk in the Middle East and Asia
  • What are the likely political risk trends in the Middle East and how will this shape the global security environment?
  • What will the evolving landscape in the Middle East mean for investors from Asia?

Global: Macro-Sector Surveys

Fiscal and monetary challenges
  • Trends and tensions among the “big three” – US, EU and China
Emerging market patterns
  • Global uncertainty and emerging markets
  • Rising cross-trade/investment flows between emerging markets
  • Policy risk and policy stability
Thinking about technological disruptions
  • Risk and opportunity in technological disruption and their commercial implications
  • Trends and signposts
Global infrastructure spending
  • World demand and Asia specific
  • Creating the conditions for infrastructure investment

Regional: ASEAN and Southeast Asia

Political challenges and economic prospects in Southeast Asia and ASEAN
  • ASEAN economic integration
  • Trends in selected markets – Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar
  • Opportunities and challenges for Singapore
Emerging market patterns
  • Global uncertainty and emerging markets
  • Rising cross-trade/investment flows between emerging markets
  • Policy risk and policy stability
Understanding ASEAN
  • How it functions, works and engages the private sector
ASEAN Economic Community
  • What it is, where is it going, what it will become, and how it is going to impact the region and businesses
  • Creating the conditions for infrastructure investment
ASEAN and Asia
  • How is ASEAN linked to other Asian economies by FTAs and other agreements?
  • How can these links be assessed by businesses?
ASEAN and Asia
  • How is ASEAN linked to other Asian economies by FTAs and other agreements?
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand and Indo-China
  • Myanmar


A new Singapore: politics and emerging policies
  • Domestic political outlook, media issues, sports, art and culture development
Singapore’s economic prospects and policies
  • The domestic economy

Public Concerns and Private Corporations

Governance and risk, human rights and corruption
  • What role will governments in Asia play in increasing awareness and championing of human rights?
  • Corruption is still a major stumbling block for many Asian nations seeking international investment. How will this change in the next 50 years?
Environmental concerns in Asia
  • As Asia continues its upward growth trajectory, how will countries balance the need to minimise the detrimental impact on the environment by major industrial giants like China and India?
  • The challenge of creating and sustaining cities in Asia