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[Premium] ESG Update: 16 – 29 February 2020

Resources Sustainability   Palm oil-based green fuel program unlikely to empower palm oil farmers (17 Feb) Oil palm farmers have raised doubts that the palm oil-based “green fuel” scheme laid out in the government's recent five-year plan will benefit them, taking past biodiesel developments as cautionary tales. Palm...

Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (13 April 2020)

ASEAN governments have continued to tighten their policies to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, announcing stricter movement restrictions while extending the deadlines for existing measures. New stimulus packages have also been announced to counter the economic impact of the outbreak. Here’s a quick look at what happened...

Commentary: Outbreak exposes weak social protection for poor

By Chen Chen Lee For Bangkok Post The global number of Covid-19 cases is now over 1.3 million with no sign of abating. Within Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines lead the region with 209 and 163 deaths respectively. While the number of Covid-19 cases in the...

Infographic: Comparing Stimulus Packages

Singapore’s Solidarity Budget introduced a third round of measures (worth S$5.1 billion) on Monday, 6 April 2020. However, it is not the only ASEAN country to have announced financial measures to address the fallout of COVID-19. Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia recently announced new or revised...

Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (6 April 2020)

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, countries across ASEAN have seen sharp rises in the number of infected cases. In response, many governments have intensified their national measures to arrest the spread of the virus. From “public health emergencies” to “circuit breakers”, let us examine how...

[Premium] Country Update: 20 March – 1 April 2020

COVID-19   Country No. of Confirmed Cases No. of New Cases Since 19 Mar No. of Deaths Testing Rate Per Million Pop (Est) Malaysia 2,766 +1,866 (900) 43 1,250 Philippines 2,084 +1,867 (217) 88 35 Thailand 1,651 +1,379 (272) 10 288 Indonesia 1,528 +1,220 (308) 136 25 Singapore 926 +619 (345) 3 6,800 Vietnam 212 +127 (85) 0 368 Brunei 129 +56 (73) 1 - Cambodia 109 +62 (47) 0 - Myanmar 15 +15 (0) 1 - Laos 9 +9 (0) 0 -   Singapore: Additional Stimulus and Movement Restrictions (26, 28 Mar) Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced...