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SIIA IN THE NEWS

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Dark mood overshadows Singapore’s economic view
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SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang was quoted in the Nikkei Asian Review in an article by Peter Guest on the recent report by the Committee on the Future Economy. An excerpt is below. The full article is available on Nikkei Asian Review. "There seems to be...

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SIIA ranked among leading think tanks for fifth year running
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has been ranked among the top Asian think tanks for the fifth year running. The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme rates some 7000 think tanks...

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Why developing nations are the unlikely leaders of green finance
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On 10 Jan 2017, the Singapore Management University (SMU), United Nations Environment (UNEP), and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) jointly organised a public event on ‘Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge’. In addition to our own summary of the session, the event...

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We’re all just trying to make sense of the middle
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was interviewed on his latest collection of short stories, 'Middle & First'. This interview originally appeared in The Straits Times on 25 Dec 2016, and was republished by Star2, the lifestyle channel of The Star, on 23 Jan 2017. In this excerpt,...

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On the Record – Simon Tay, Author
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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was interviewed by 938LIVE's Bharati Jagdish on his work and his latest book, "Middle & First". The interview was aired on Friday 13 Jan. The full audio is available on SoundCloud and a brief video clip was posted by 938LIVE on Facebook....

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Is Singapore at risk of becoming a rentier society?
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David Pilling, Africa editor at the Financial Times, was quoted in an editorial by Lee Su Shyan for The Straits Times on 11 Jan 2017. Mr. Pilling's comments were made at a Future50 dialogue organised by the SIIA in conjunction with SG50. The editorial in...