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ASEAN– more than just a market

By Simon Tay and Satya Ramamurthy For The Straits Times Calls to re-emphasise the importance of Asean have been made as Singapore looks to reopen its economy progressively and re-establish itself as a key regional hub. This would seem timely given positive sentiments about Singapore’s recovery – the 2021...

13th ASEAN and Asia Forum highlights video

The SIIA held the 13th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) -Seeking Recovery amid Covid-19: Regional Strategies and a Digital Future on 9 September 2021. Here’s a recap of the key highlights from the forum. The 13th AAF was made possible with the support of...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (16-29 Sep)

  Indonesia Indonesia’s parliament approves 2022 budget (28 Sep) Indonesia’s parliamentary budget committee has approved the government’s $190 billion 2022 budget proposal. The budget aims to revive economic growth, manage the fallout from the pandemic and reinforce structural reforms. The government is projecting GDP growth of 5.2%...

Embracing ESG: Emerging Challenges in ASEAN’s Supply Chains

Regulators and investors are now paying greater attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, especially in recognition of the impending global climate crisis and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for Southeast Asian businesses, especially in the key agrifood...

8th SDSWR: Ministerial Highlights Video

ASEAN is already experiencing adverse impacts from climate change. As a region, decisive action must be taken to mitigate this. At the 8th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR), Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore, and Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister...

Embracing ESG: Emerging Challenges in ASEAN’s Supply Chains

EVENT DETAILS Date: Thursday, 16 September 2021 Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm Singapore Time Format: Zoom Registration link: (closes on Tuesday, 14 September 2021) SYNOPSIS Efforts to address climate change are becoming increasingly mainstream, with economies around the world recognising the impending climate crisis. But there remain differing views regarding other...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (2-15 Sep)

ASEAN Key Economies COVID-19 status as of 12 Sep Country Share of population fully vaccinated Share of population partially vaccinated Total vaccine doses administered Number of Covid-19 cases*  Singapore 81% 3% 8.87 million 73,131 Indonesia 15.10% 11.23% 114.50 million 4,174,216 Malaysia 52.85% 12.76% 38.76 million 2,011,440 Thailand 17.51% 21.36% 40.06 million 1,420,340 Vietnam 5.43% 18.98% 29.28 million 635,055 Myanmar NA NA NA 436,527 Sources: Our World in Data, Worldometer, Singapore’s Ministry of Health. *as of 14 Sep Indonesia...