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09 Nov [Premium] Country Updates: 27 October to 9 November 2018

Indonesia GDP Growth – Better than Expected in the Third Quarter, but Dark Clouds Ahead Indonesia’s economy experienced 5.17% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, according to Statistics Indonesia. This is above estimates by agencies such as Reuters. However, economists foresee the growth rate weakening further due...

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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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27 Aug Understanding the “Digital Silk Road”: Implications for ASEAN

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is about more than physical infrastructure. Beyond the fanfare about ports and railways, the BRI has a technological counterpart with far-reaching consequences for Southeast Asia – the “digital silk road”. While traditional infrastructure has been in the spotlight, the digital...

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03 Jul On water issue, Dr M again risks crossing a red line for Singapore

By Nicholas Fang For TODAY When Malaysia's opposition alliance, Pakatan Harapan, won the May 9 general election, many in the country hoped for a government that could stem corruption and move forward with reform. Many Malaysians admired the commitment and extraordinary energy of Dr Mahathir Mohamad and believed...

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11 May Challenging transition ahead for Malaysia

By Simon Tay For The Business Times A BLACK SWAN has landed in Malaysia. The newly-minted Pakatan Harapan (PH or Alliance of Hope) has won a majority in the elections and, led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad - the long time and iconic former PM - expects to...

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