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06 Aug Infographic: Comparison of Key ASEAN Countries Response to COVID-19

The public health and economic battles against COVID-19 are set to be protracted.  The SIIA’s latest Special Report, “Renewed Concerns in Key ASEAN Economies: Politics and Growth Prospects After the First COVID-19 Wave”, examines how key ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam –...

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05 Aug Infographic – Haze Outlook for 2020 is ‘Amber’

The SIIA released its annual Haze Outlook report in June, warning that a severe transboundary haze in 2020 remains a risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is rated amber on a scale of green (low risk), amber (moderate risk) and red (high risk). As...

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03 Aug Infographic: Lessons from ASEAN’s response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus pandemic has not only hurt lives and livelihoods but has also starkly exposed systemic problems that need to be addressed. Responses to the outbreak across Southeast Asia have been varied. Here are some lessons ASEAN countries can learn from the region's response...

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27 Jul Did you know: ASEAN has a vision for 2025

Did you know 2020 is the mid-point of ASEAN's Vision 2025? Here are the key priorities ASEAN had laid out in 2015. The COVID-19 also impacts ASEAN in prioritising the issues it wants to address to realise its 2025 Vision and in moving towards collective leadership...

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21 Jul ASEAN Forum on Sub-Regional Development

Sub-regional economic corridors such as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) play an important role in ASEAN and complement the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. SIIA Chairman, Associate Professor Simon Tay moderated a panel discussion on...

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20 Jul Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (20 July 2020)

While ASEAN countries ease certain COVID-19 travel restrictions, the threat of a resurgence of cases remain ever eminent with cities such as Hong Kong and Melbourne experiencing a surge. ASEAN nations are caught in a conundrum between easing restrictions to boost their economies and maintain...

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13 Jul Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (13 July 2020)

As countries in Southeast Asia continue to reopen, many are in negotiations with others to open green lanes and form travel bubbles for essential business and tourism. This will help restart the economy and also hasten recovery for tourism-reliant economies such as Thailand. Given that...

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06 Jul Infographic: COVID-19 – Global Overview (6 July 2020)

Even though ASEAN countries are easing their restrictions, COVID-19 still poses a serious threat to public health. Indonesia is presently Southeast Asia’s worst-hit nation. Yet, in order to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy, it is expected to continue...

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