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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay as Vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum
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SIIA chairman Simon Tay was in Yangon on 10-12 December 2017 as Vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum. The Forum held its Summit, co-hosted by the Myanmar government, with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as the opening speaker. Other Myanmar speakers include Vice-President...

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Media Coverage: Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore
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We launched our "Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore: Singapore as a Green Finance Hub for ASEAN and East Asia" report on 15 Nov 2017, bringing together views from leading financial institutions and experts in Singapore, in collaboration with the UN Environment Inquiry and...

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In memory of the late Dr Surin Pitsuwan
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Dr Surin Pitsuwan 28 October 1949 – 30 November 2017 Words cannot express how sorry we are at the sudden passing of our dear friend, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN secretary-general and Thailand foreign minister. Dr Pitsuwan was a strong proponent of ASEAN, and believed in its...

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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...