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03 Jul [Premium] Country Update: 20 June – 3 July 2019

Indonesia   Tax Cuts and other Measures Mooted to Spur Investment and Unicorns (19, 26 Jun)  Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced on Wednesday, 19 June that the Indonesian government is aiming to cut the corporate tax rate from 25% to 20% to spur investment. Indonesia, which has...

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27 Jun SIIA-Clingendael Dialogue: Enhancing EU-Singapore Connectivity

Building on the success of the first EU-Singapore think tank dialogue in January 2019 on security cooperation, the second in a series of four high-level think tank dialogues will focus on identifying concrete actions to deepen EU-Singapore cooperation in the realm of connectivity – specifically...

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20 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 8 June – 19 June 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Meets Business Leaders to Discuss Leveraging the Trade War (12 June) President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” met with industry leaders to ask for policy suggestions on how to help Indonesia benefit the most from the trade war. Indonesia has already begun to feel the effects of...

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14 Jun [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 23 May – 14 June 2019

Tech Business & Policy   Thai Telecom Regulator Neutral in US-China Tech Trade War (4,11 Jun) Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has established a neutral policy on the country’s 5G development plans, in the hopes of attracting both China’s Huawei and U.S.-based vendors to develop the...

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10 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 25 May – 7 June 2019

Indonesia Prabowo Ally Kivlan Zen to Be Questioned for Treason, Role in Assassination Plot (28 May) Kivlan Zen, a retired Army general and ardent supporter of Prabowo Subianto, has been in police custody since 29 May for treason allegations and his alleged role in an assassination plot...

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29 May “The Future of Europe” with Greek Foreign Minister Mr. George Katrougalos

Event Details Topic: The Future of Europe Date: Wednesday, 29th May 2019 Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm, talk commences at 6:00pm.) Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs 60A Orchard Road (Level 4M) Tower 1, The Atrium @ Orchard, International Involvement Hub, Singapore 238890 Dress Code: Office Attire Programme: 5:30pm     Registration 6:00pm     Opening Remarks 6:05pm     Keynote on "The Future...

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25 May [Premium] Country Update: 11 May – 24 May 2019

Indonesia   KPU: Jokowi Wins the 2019 Presidential Election (21 May) The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that incumbent President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” won the 2019 presidential election early on Tuesday morning, 21 May. The results were in line with unofficial counts conducted by reputable pollsters such...

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