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08 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (8 June 2020)

As COVID-19 outbreaks in ASEAN countries are coming under control, governments are easing movement restrictions. Many, like Singapore, are proceeding with multi-stage or gradual reopening plans, wary of the economic toll that domestic restrictions have taken but concerned about the prospect of a second wave...

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05 Jun Infographic: Why did the haze return in 2019?

In May last year, the SIIA launched the SIIA Haze Outlook report to understand the probability of severe transboundary haze in the region. Two weeks ago, we reviewed the various causes of transboundary haze in 2019. This week, let us take a look at the...

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01 Jun Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (1 June 2020)

Countries across ASEAN continued to ease their policies over the past week, but with a degree of caution. Thailand extended its state of emergency until the end of June even as it eased its movement restrictions, while Indonesia is deploying military and police personnel to...

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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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