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15 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (15 June 2020)

More governments eased their movement restrictions over the past week as they turn their focus towards economic recovery. Thailand and Malaysia took bigger strides towards reopening their economies, while a “fast-lane” travel agreement between Singapore and China came into effect on 8 June. Here’s a...

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10 Jun Life after Lockdown – Reopening Vietnam’s Economy

Synopsis On April 23, Vietnam was the first country in Southeast Asia to begin easing lockdown measures after successfully controlling the spread of COVID-19. While many economies around the globe are roiling from the pandemic, Vietnam’s Prime Minister has set a growth target of around 5...

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10 Jun Commentary: Why Asia should worry as Nov 3 draws nearer

By Simon Tay For The Straits Times In five months, Americans will elect their president. Predictions vary whether incumbent Donald Trump can win a second term. While much of the attention right now is on the Trump administration's responses to the Black Lives Matter protests, the effects...

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08 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (8 June 2020)

As COVID-19 outbreaks in ASEAN countries are coming under control, governments are easing movement restrictions. Many, like Singapore, are proceeding with multi-stage or gradual reopening plans, wary of the economic toll that domestic restrictions have taken but concerned about the prospect of a second wave...

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05 Jun Infographic: Why did the haze return in 2019?

In May last year, the SIIA launched the SIIA Haze Outlook report to understand the probability of severe transboundary haze in the region. Two weeks ago, we reviewed the various causes of transboundary haze in 2019. This week, let us take a look at the...

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04 Jun Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19

Months after the COVID-19 outbreak started, hope has begun to emerge from China. The speed and scale of China’s efforts to address the pandemic and its economic effects have been breath-taking, and its recovery is being keenly observed. However, concerns remain. The slow pace of...

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