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25 Apr Malaysia’s Investment Climate in 2019

It is almost a year since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took office. The macroeconomic implications of their decisions are becoming clearer – certain infrastructure projects remain suspended and are pending review, with the US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link capturing headlines due to conflicting reports about...

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24 Apr [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 6 April – 26 April 2019

Tech Business   Go-Jek Hits US$10 Billion Market-Valuation (5 Apr) According to CB Insights, a US market intelligence company, Go-Jek, a ride-hailing app based in Indonesia, has become the country’s first “decacorn” – a privately held start-up with a valuation of ten billion dollars or more. Go-Jek received...

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24 Apr The Belt and Road in China’s Northwest

The Belt and Road Initiative is typically associated with China’s efforts to engage foreign partners. The initiative’s effects on China’s domestic situation are thus sometimes overlooked. An example of the BRI’s domestic implications can be seen in China’s northwest, where limited access to sea routes...

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14 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 30 March – 12 April 2019

Indonesia Fourth Presidential Debate Excites as Election Nears (30 Mar) The fourth presidential debate between incumbent Joko Widodo “Jokowi” and Prabowo Subianto occurred on 30 March, Saturday, and covered ideology, governance, security and foreign affairs. The two candidates sparred over issues such as Indonesia’s defence budget, which...

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11 Apr Making sustainable consumption of palm oil the norm in Asia

By Chen Chen Lee and Lau Xin Yi For The Jakarta Post Relations between the European Union and Malaysia and Indonesia hit an obstacle when Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesia’s Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan recently threatened to boycott EU’s products if the bloc...

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05 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 22 March – 5 April 2019

Haze/ Resources/ EU Indonesia threatens to quit Paris climate deal over palm oil (27 Mar) Indonesian leaders have announced that they are considering leaving the Paris climate deal if the European Union proceeds to phase out palm oil in renewable transportation fuel. The announcement comes after the...

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