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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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13 Mar Technology and the Future of Jobs

As the work place of today is increasingly digitalised, workers will need to acquire new skills and shift their mindsets to keep pace with the changing environment. It is important for both policy makers and the private sector to ensure their policies and measures provide...

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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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23 Feb Strategies for Singapore’s economic future

By Chia Siow Yue In Singapore, the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) Report has been released. It recommends strategies to respond to external challenges such as subdued global growth, rapid technological change, political uncertainty and rising anti-globalisation. Despite these disruptive developments, the CFE argues Singapore...

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14 Feb A Test of Democracy – Indonesia’s New Normal

The Jakarta gubernatorial election has been dominating headlines with the incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known as Ahok) being accused of blasphemy. This election has become more than just a race for the governor's office, with wider implications for Indonesia's religious freedom, transparency, and democracy. To...

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09 Feb Governments in ASEAN should invest in SMEs’ internal capacity

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of key South East Asian economies, accounting for the majority of total employment and an integral source of economic growth. As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) gains momentum, the harmonisation of rules and procedures can help SMEs...

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07 Feb New Year’s Party – 2017 Outlook

What will 2017 bring for the governments, businesses, and citizens of South-east Asia? We held our New Year's Party on Tuesday 7 Feb, focusing on what lies ahead for the region in the Year of the Rooster, featuring views from Mr Manu Bhaskaran, Founding Director...

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26 Jan Why developing nations are the unlikely leaders of green finance

On 10 Jan 2017, the Singapore Management University (SMU), United Nations Environment (UNEP), and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) jointly organised a public event on ‘Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge’. In addition to our own summary of the session, the event...

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