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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...

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Trade and South China Sea likely issues on agenda at ASEAN Summit
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SIIA Director of Policy Programmes Chen Chen Lee was quoted by Channel NewsAsia's Olivia Siong in a feature on this week's ASEAN Summit in Manila. An excerpt from the article is below. “We should still see the code of conduct as a useful mechanism for ASEAN...

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SDSWR2017: Media Coverage
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 6 April 2017 at the St. Regis Singapore, on the theme of “Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains”. We shared some of the media coverage last...

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SDSWR2017 Media Coverage: South Sumatra governor vows to keep haze away
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 6 April 2017 at the St. Regis Singapore, on the theme of "Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains". This year's dialogue emphasised the need for collaboration,...