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10 Mar Asia and ASEAN Focus 2021

Singapore and its ASEAN neighbours face multiple shared challenges in the years ahead, including a turbulent external environment and demographic shifts at home. COVID-19 has further exacerbated the uncertainty in the global economic outlook, raising questions about the future of trade and investment. Hear first-hand...

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10 Jun Life after Lockdown – Reopening Vietnam’s Economy

Synopsis On April 23, Vietnam was the first country in Southeast Asia to begin easing lockdown measures after successfully controlling the spread of COVID-19. While many economies around the globe are roiling from the pandemic, Vietnam’s Prime Minister has set a growth target of around 5...

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08 Jan

Annual Dinner E-Booklet (PNG) - sliced Programme
1845-1930 Registration & Cocktails
1930-1940 Welcome Remarks Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
1940-2045 Dinner Commences
2045-2115 Investing Sustainabily Across ASEAN and Asia: Capital and Purpose In-Conversation with Mr. Dilhan Pillay, Chief Executive Officer, Temasek International and Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman, Economic Development Board Moderator: Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
2115-2120 Toast by the SIIA
2120-2145 Dinner Resumes
2200 END
  Chairman's Note SIIA Dinner | Chairman’s Message
  Welcome to the January 2020 Dinner for Singapore institute of International Affairs (SIIA). Held annually, the SIIA Dinner is a fund raiser where we bring together donors and friends to support the work that the Institute does.
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03 Oct The Fallout from Hong Kong’s Protests

The 2019 protests in Hong Kong have proven longer and even more divisive than the city's last brush with civil disobedience, the Umbrella Movement protests five years ago. In 2014, Hong Kong's economy was barely affected by the demonstrations, despite widespread predictions of doom. Trade,...

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26 Apr Malaysia’s Investment Climate in 2019

Nearly a year has passed since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took office in May 2018. The new government has undertaken efforts to address Malaysia’s fiscal weakness and reform its institutions. But how are investors reacting to the first year of PH’s governance, and what challenges lie...

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09 Nov Britain looks to Asean post-Brexit – The Straits Times

The Chatham House and SIIA organised a dialogue on the future of ASEAN-UK cooperation post-Brexit on Thursday, 8 November 2018. UK's Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field, who delivered a keynote speech at the event, spoke to The Straits Times at the...

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11 May Challenging transition ahead for Malaysia

By Simon Tay For The Business Times A BLACK SWAN has landed in Malaysia. The newly-minted Pakatan Harapan (PH or Alliance of Hope) has won a majority in the elections and, led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad - the long time and iconic former PM - expects to...

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