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05 Oct 10th ASEAN & Asia Forum

A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth in an Uncertain World ASEAN is celebrating its 50th anniversary at a time when the regional architecture is fast evolving. Firstly, the region’s equilibrium of peace is challenged by the USA’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This has introduced...

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02 Aug Myanmar at a Critical Juncture

The National League for Democracy (NLD) government is half-way through its term. Myanmar stands at a critical juncture where the government needs to start delivering on its election promises and bring about tangible change to the country. Otherwise, Aung San Suu Kyi and her party...

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31 Jul CLMV countries must go beyond regional integration

Dubbed South-east Asia’s last frontier market, Myanmar has been one of ASEAN’s most high-profile destinations for investors since the country’s opening. There are concerns about the pace of reform in Myanmar, but according to preliminary results from a survey conducted by the Singapore Institute of...

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28 Jul SIIA saddened at passing of former SGX CEO

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is deeply saddened at the passing of Mr. Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) from 2009 to 2015. As a corporate member, SGX has been very supportive towards SIIA, notably when Mr. Bocker was at the...

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10 Jul Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore

Green Finance has gained significant momentum worldwide. Key financial centres around the world such as London, Switzerland, Paris, China, and Hong Kong have taken steps to integrate green aspects into their financial systems. While Singapore – an international financial hub– is not at the vanguard of...

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29 Jun Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar

We held our 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum in Yangon on 28 June 2017, bringing together senior government officials and business leaders. The following is an excerpt from The Straits Times article on the forum.   By Tan Hui Yee, Regional Correspondent YANGON - Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar's economy...

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28 Jun 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum

Myanmar’s political transition has ushered in a period of change and adjustment over this past year. With the release of the revised investment law and rules, there is a sense of optimism that the government is taking active steps to promote foreign investments and business...

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