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07 Aug Why Asean hasn’t condemned Thailand

The recent military coup in Thailand that ousted the government of Yingluck Shinawatra has attracted international concern and controversy. The US, the European Union and Australia were vocal in their criticism of the situation, called for elections to be held as soon as possible, and...

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02 Aug 7th ASEAN & Asia Forum – In the News

2On 1 August 2014, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held the seventh installment of our annual ASEAN and Asia Forum(AAF). The conference aims to promote awareness about ASEAN and international affairs, building upon the institute’s connections to both the public and private sector to create...

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01 Aug Power Play: Boom or Bane for ASEAN Businesses?

ASEAN has to tread carefully or risk being the passive subject caught in between major powers MEDIA RELEASE 7th ASEAN and Asia Forum Singapore, 1 August 2014 – ASEAN must remain neutral as it receives unprecedented attention from its biggest neighbours, China and Japan, top officials and business leaders...

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01 Aug Future50: Singapore and the ASEAN Economic Community

At the end of 2015, the ten ASEAN countries will establish the ASEAN Economic Community. But what will be the impact of establishing a single market in ASEAN, especially on Singapore’s economy? To find out what business leaders and professionals in Singapore think about this...

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24 Jul Is Southeast Asia softening?

It appears that Southeast Asia might face slower days ahead. The region’s predicted growth rate has been reduced to 4.7 per cent, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The revised forecast attributes the downgrade to political and economic road bumps in...

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Jambi Haze 2

19 Jul Stumbling to map a path through the haze

It was probably wrong to expect too much too fast when Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) environment ministers met to discuss the haze, caused by fires in Indonesia. Never mind that Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, which hosted the meeting, have suffered record-high and hazardous levels...

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17 Jul West hurting only itself with economic sanctions on Myanmar

Myanmar’s opening up has attracted much interest, not only from its Asian neighbours but also those in the West that once considered the country a pariah state. Recent events, however, suggest that Naypyidaw’s honeymoon with the United States and Europe may be waning over political issues....

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