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28 May Infographic: Singapore Budget Stimulus Packages

As Singapore prepares for Phase 1 of the country’s reopening next week, the Government has announced a 4th stimulus package. Called the Fortitude Budget, the packages focus on supporting businesses and saving jobs. Here is a recap on the four stimulus packages announced by the...

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26 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (26 May 2020)

As public health efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic continue around the world, so too have economic efforts such as stimulus packages. Governments across ASEAN have announced numerous such budgets to support businesses and citizens, including Singapore’s recent announcement of the Fortitude Budget, and more...

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22 May Infographic: SIIA Haze Outlook report (2019)

In May last year, the SIIA launched the SIIA Haze Outlook report to understand the probability of severe transboundary haze in the region. It presented an initial risk assessment framework based on meteorological data, efforts by government, NGO, and private sector to mitigate the drivers...

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20 May Infographic: Recent Developments in Malaysian Politics

In the three weeks since the start of May, tremors in the Malaysian political landscape have intensified. Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was accepted, and he teamed up with Anwar Ibrahim to criticise the Perikatan Nasional government....

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18 May Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (18 May 2020)

As countries continue to address the challenges posed by COVID-19, the past week has seen a variety of developments. Countries such as Thailand have further eased their movement restrictions, while Indonesia is poised to undertake a US$8.6 billion bailout of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The emergence...

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12 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (11 May 2020)

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, more countries are drawing up and acting upon plans to resume business operations. However, many governments are still airing on the side of caution. For instance, Malaysia has recently extended the effective period of their movement restrictions. Here’s a...

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11 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Vietnam and Thailand Reopens

Vietnam was the first country in ASEAN to begin easing its COVID-19 restrictions on 23 April, and has continued to update its measures. Thailand has also begun to ease its measures, though the daily curfew put in place during its state of emergency was retained....

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07 May Infographic: Financing Sustainable Infrastructure in ASEAN

(Last updated: 8 May 2020. This was a series of posts.) The "Financing Sustainable Infrastructure in ASEAN" report, which was launched in April 2020, examines the environmental and social (E&S) standards presently adopted by Singapore-based financial institutions to assess power and transport projects in ASEAN. The report...

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04 May Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (4 May 2020)

Over the past week, confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise across ASEAN. However, certain countries have announced that they would be allowing the resumption of certain social and economic activities, confident that their movement restrictions have sufficiently slowed the spread of the virus. Here’s...

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