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SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang quoted on Trump’s visit to Asia
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SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang was quoted in a Voice of America report on US President Donald Trump's visit to Asia. "There has been criticism that the trip was not actually substantial in terms of concrete output. But that is not President Trump's style,” Nicholas Fang,...

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Media Coverage: 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum
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Last week, on 5 Oct 2017, we held our 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore on the theme “A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth In An Uncertain World”. The Forum was attended by over 300 industry experts, corporate leaders...

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ASEAN must leverage collective strength to navigate challenges: Iswaran
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By Afifah Ariffin SINGAPORE: ASEAN must draw on its shared vision and collective strength to stay resolute in its commitment to regional economic integration, particularly in light of rising anti-globalisation sentiment and protectionism, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran said on Thursday (Oct 5). In...

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10th ASEAN and Asia Forum: Live Videos
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We held our 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 5 October 2017, on the theme: “A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth in an Uncertain World”. The Forum was attended by over 300 industry experts, corporate leaders and key...

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SIIA congratulates Madam Halimah Yacob on her presidency
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs extends our heartiest congratulations to President Halimah Yacob. Our chairman, Associate Professor Simon Tay, who assisted Madam Halimah in his personal capacity as a nominator and a key campaign member, said: “While Madam Halimah is so well-known for her...

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SIIA saddened at passing of former SGX CEO
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is deeply saddened at the passing of Mr. Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) from 2009 to 2015. As a corporate member, SGX has been very supportive towards SIIA, notably when Mr. Bocker was at the...

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Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar
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We held our 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum in Yangon on 28 June 2017, bringing together senior government officials and business leaders. The following is an excerpt from The Straits Times article on the forum.   By Tan Hui Yee, Regional Correspondent YANGON - Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar's economy...

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Singapore team digs in to help Riau village combat haze
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Volunteers from our partner NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze) helped build a canal block in Sungai Tohor, Riau, Indonesia, this month. PM.Haze collaborated with the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) to build the canal block, which is used to trap water and...

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Congratulations to Mr Heinrich Jessen, Businessman of the Year!
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs would like to congratulate Mr Heinrich Jessen, chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) for bagging the top award at the 32nd Singapore Business Awards (SBA) on Tuesday (25 April 2017) night. Mr Jessen was awarded Businessman of the Year, the...