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Asean and Asia Focus 2021
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The AAFocus 2021 was the Institute’s first hybrid event and was held 31 March 2021. Themed, “Partnerships in Economic Recovery and Sustainable Infrastructure”, the AAFocus 2021 attracted C-suite executives, business leaders and policy makers. https://youtu.be/_tkyGQVbST4 https://youtu.be/uMTkyUcov_w https://youtu.be/vSvfT6yKjaE https://youtu.be/EAelfo5EOL8 https://youtu.be/Fr3WaN9BpXI ...

4th Myanmar Corporate Briefing
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On 24 April 2021, ASEAN leaders held a special summit on the political crisis in Myanmar with the attendance of General Min Aung Hlaing. A five-point consensus was produced, indicating a step forward to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis. The SIIA held its fourth corporate briefing...

Closed-door dialogue with co-chairs of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce
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The SIIA held a closed-door dialogue on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, with the co-chairs of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST), Mr. Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, and Mr. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, as well as its...

AAFocus 2021 Highlights
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Missed the SIIA’s first hybrid event, the ASEAN and Asia Focus (AAFocus) 2021 Forum? Here are the key highlights from the event. The AAFocus 2021 was the Institute’s first hybrid event and was held 31 March 2021. Themed, “Partnerships in Economic Recovery and Sustainable Infrastructure”, the...

Webinar: Financing Southeast Asia’s Green Recovery

As momentum for green finance grows in the public and private sectors, it is imperative to address greenwashing risks and ensure that green finance opportunities remain open to companies of all sectors and sizes.  On Thursday, 29 April 2021, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)...

Biden’s 100 Days in Office: Is America really back?
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The inauguration of US President Joe Biden brought the promise of the return of America to the global stage, a reversal from the Trump administration’s “America-first” policy. Completing his first 100 days in office, did Biden keep to all his electoral promises? To mark Biden’s first...

Save the Date: 8th SDSWR
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for a green reset of the economy. For Southeast Asia, the protection, management, and restoration of the region's highly biodiverse natural ecosystems is key to decarbonisation as well as to economic development. Happening on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, the...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates: 15-28 April 2021
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CountryNumber of COVID-19 cases (Worldometer)Total vaccine doses administered (Our World In Data)Vaccine doses administered per hundred people (Our World In Data)Indonesia1,651,79418.84 million (as of 26 April) 6.89 (as of 26 April)Malaysia398,4511.31 million (as of 25 April)4.03 (as of 25 April)Myanmar142,740NANASingapore61,0632.21 million (as of 18 April)37.84 (as...