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[PREMIUM] Country Updates (26 Jan-9 Feb)

Indonesia Indonesia records full-year GDP growth of 3.69% in 2021 Government reintroduced COVID restrictions as cases surge Indonesia’s economy expanded in 2021, with full-year growth of 3.69%, largely in line with analysts’ expectations and the official government forecast. The country recorded a 2.07% contraction in...

(Highlights) – “Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia”

(Highlights) - "Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia"   As we build back from the COVID-19 crisis, how can Western economies work together with Asia to reconnect business linkages, adopt new technologies, and ensure a more sustainable future? On 20 January 2022, the SIIA...

Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia

Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia? How will Asia and the world look like in 2022? Will our region be able to find a path towards recovery and new growth, working alongside Western economies? On 20 January 2022, the Singapore Institute of International...

Myanmar Coup anniversary (Asia First)

One year on from the military takeover, how is Myanmar faring? Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA, spoke to CNA’s Asia First on the challenges and the path ahead. “The situation is quite dismal. It’s unstable and there really doesn’t seem to be...

Japan, Singapore must protect global rules-based order: Forum (Straits Times)

At the 15th Japan-Singapore Symposium, speakers emphasised the role of Japan and Singapore in upholding the rule-based international order amid the challenging geopolitical environment and the pandemic. Rising US-China tensions have seen the introduction of new frameworks such as the Quad and Aukus. Speaking at...

Singapore and Japan reaffirm strong ties at the 15th Japan-Singapore Symposium

Singapore and Japan reaffirm strong ties at the 15th Japan-Singapore Symposium Digitalisation and Infrastructure Cooperation amongst areas highlighted to deepen Japan-Singapore bilateral ties  Singapore, 26 January 2022 – Singapore and Japan reaffirmed their strong bilateral ties at the annual 15th Japan-Singapore Symposium, amid a challenging global order. This...

Placing Asean on stronger footing in a net-zero future

By Simon Tay and Meixi Gan For The Business Times With the dust settled from the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), efforts in 2022 must turn to the hard work of implementing pledges made by countries and corporations at that meeting. In Singapore, an early January...