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06 Apr [PREMIUM] Country Updates (24 March-6 April)

Indonesia Jokowi’s rival in previous elections tops popularity poll Indonesian tech unicorn, GoTo, set to debut on Indonesia Stock Exchange Indonesia rejects Malaysia’s proposal for Malay to be ASEAN’s second language According to a survey by Indikator held in February, 32.7% of respondents said they...

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25 Mar [PREMIUM] Country Updates (10-23 March)

Indonesia Indonesia removes quarantine requirement for all overseas travellers Indonesia seeks new investors for Nusantara following Softbank’s exit Indonesia and Singapore signs a new climate change partnership Indonesia has removed all quarantine requirements for overseas travellers entering the country from 21 March. According to tourism...

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17 Mar [PREMIUM] Chairman’s Note – Budget 2022

SIIA Note on Singapore Budget 2022 Private and Confidential For SIIA Corporate Members and Advisors   Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong delivered Singapore’s budget for FY 2022/2023 to parliament on 18 February, with members of parliament debating key issues in following weeks. This note by the Singapore Institute of...

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10 Mar [PREMIUM] Country Updates (23 Feb- 9 March)

Indonesia Indonesia eases domestic travel restrictions and reopens international travel to Bali Jokowi calls for ceasefire in Russia and Ukraine war Indonesia has eased travel restrictions for domestic travel and international travellers can now enter Bali without the need for quarantine. Coordinating Minister for Maritime...

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24 Feb [PREMIUM] Country Updates (10-23 Feb)

Indonesia Indonesia relaxes quarantine rules as the country looks at reopening travel Indonesia reports a $2 billion budget surplus in January Indonesia signs a set of bilateral agreements with Singapore to resolve long-standing issues Indonesia is planning to reduce quarantine rules for fully vaccinated international...

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10 Feb [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...

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20 Jan [PREMIUM] Country Updates (5-19 Jan)

ASEAN Country Updates (19 Jan) Indonesia Indonesia’s economy is expected to rebound in 2022, bolstered by rise in commodity prices and strong domestic demand Bank Indonesia expected to hold rates till second half of 2022 (Reuters poll) Indonesia to name new capital in East Kalimantan...

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09 Dec [PREMIUM] Country Updates (25 Nov- 8 Dec)

Myanmar Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets jail sentence (7 Dec) On Monday, 6 December, Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years jail for inciting dissent and breaching Covid-19 rules. However, she had her jail sentence reduced from four years to two years after...

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25 Nov [PREMIUM] Country Updates (11-24 Nov)

Myanmar China-ASEAN summit held without a Myanmar representative; ASEAN invites Minister from Myanmar’s civilian government to climate conference (22 Nov - ongoing) Following Myanmar’s absence at the ASEAN summit in October the virtual ASEAN-China summit also began on Monday, 22 November, without a representative from Myanmar. Reportedly,...

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11 Nov [PREMIUM] Country Updates (28 Oct-10 Nov)

Malaysia Malaysia unveils largest national budget to kickstart economic recovery in 2022 (29 Oct) Malaysia plans to spend $80.06 billion, with a deficit of 6% projected, in 2022. Budget 2022, the largest budget to date, is a wide-ranging plan which includes cash aid for low-income citizens,...

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