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Photo credit: “Aerial view of oil palm plantation” by Nanang Sujana/CIFOR

20 Dec EU’s palm oil curb may hurt campaign to save forests

By Simon Tay and Liyana Othman For The Straits Times As the global community seeks to address environmental and climate change concerns, attention has been increasing about palm oil. In recent months, the European Union passed a directive that disallows commodities like palm oil to be used...

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23 Nov Southeast Asia must guard against digital domination risks

"As businesses and supply chains transform, it is necessary for ASEAN to prepare for the inevitable digitization of the regional economy." - Chen Chen Lee, SIIA director of policy programmes, Nikkei Asian Review commentary Full article: Southeast Asia must guard against digital domination risks [First published in Nikkei...

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09 Nov Britain looks to Asean post-Brexit – The Straits Times

The Chatham House and SIIA organised a dialogue on the future of ASEAN-UK cooperation post-Brexit on Thursday, 8 November 2018. UK's Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field, who delivered a keynote speech at the event, spoke to The Straits Times at the...

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26 Oct [Premium] Country Updates: 12 – 26 October 2018

Indonesia Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Leaders’ Retreat – Seven Agreements Signed Singaporean and Indonesian leaders signed seven wide ranging agreements during a Bilateral Leaders’ Retreat on 10-11 October. In particular, the bilateral investment treaty aims to protect investors’ interests and reinforce economic ties, while the US$10 billion currency...

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