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04 Jun Getting Back in Business: China’s Recovery from COVID-19

Months after the COVID-19 outbreak started, hope has begun to emerge from China. The speed and scale of China’s efforts to address the pandemic and its economic effects have been breath-taking, and its recovery is being keenly observed. However, concerns remain. The slow pace of...

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04 Jun Derailed? COVID-19’s Implications for Jokowi’s Ambitions

Hopes were high for Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” as he entered his second term in 2019. Jokowi aimed to make Indonesia more attractive to foreign investors through a series of “omnibus” bills, In addition, infrastructure drive and anti-corruption efforts from his first term were...

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20 Feb [Premium] Country Update: 6 – 19 February 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak   Governments Calibrating Stimulus Packages to Boost Economies (12 Feb – Ongoing) Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 in the 2020 Budget. Singapore is expected to be significantly affected by the outbreak,...

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05 Feb [Premium] Country Update: 23 January – 5 February 2020

The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak   More Governments Restrict Travellers from China As the Novel Coronavirus outbreak develops, more governments are instituting temporary travel restrictions to and from mainland China. Australia and Italy joined the United States in denying entry to non-citizens who had travelled to China. Within ASEAN...

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23 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 9 – 22 January 2020

Indonesia   Indonesia Engages Softbank, UAE and Others to Build New Capital City (10 Jan – Ongoing) Indonesia’s National Development Planning Minister Soeharso Monoarfa announced that at least five foreign investors have expressed interest in developing Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan. The relocation project, announced in...

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08 Jan [Premium] Country Update: 19 December 2019 – 8 January 2020

Indonesia   KPK Developments: Supervisory Council Inaugurated While Jokowi Introduces the First of Three Regulations (20 Dec, 29 Dec) Indonesian President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” inaugurated five members of the newly established Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council on 20 December. The council members, including a former Constitutional Court...

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19 Dec [Premium] Country Update: 5 – 18 December 2019

Indonesia   PT Garuda Shaken Up Following Harley Davidson Scandal (5 – 13 Dec)  Indonesia’s flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia came under public scrutiny following revelations of a smuggling case on one of its new Airbus jets. Parts for a Harley Davidson motorcycle and two high-end Brompton folding...

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