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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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10 Feb [Premium] ESG Update: 1 -15 February 2020

Resources Sustainability   Mobile App simplifies peatland restoration monitoring efforts in Indonesia An inexpensive, community-based monitoring system is enhancing land management strategies in the Indonesian province of Riau as the government rolls out techniques aimed at strengthening the ability of local people to reduce their vulnerability to fire....

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10 Feb [Premium] ESG Update: 15 – 31 January 2020

Resources Sustainability   U.S. biofuels not to blame for Indonesia and Malaysia deforestation (24 Jan) Since 1990, the United States has ramped up its production of biofuels—to about 16 billion gallons of ethanol and 1.6 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2017. At the same time, production of palm...

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10 Feb [Premium] ESG Update: 1 – 14 January 2020

Resource Sustainability   Palm oil processors top plantations in destroying proboscis monkey habitat (8 Jan) The oil palm processing industry has overtaken palm plantations as the biggest cause of the loss of habitat for the endangered proboscis monkey in Indonesia’s Balikpapan Bay. A new study pinpoints the shift...

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10 Feb [Premium] ESG Update: 23 November – 6 December 2019

Resource Sustainability Indonesia fires emitted double the carbon of Amazon fires (25 Nov) Fires from land and forest fires across Indonesia this year have pumped at least 708 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere — almost double the emissions from the fires that swept through...

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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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20 Dec [Premium] Infographic: Timeline of the PKR Feud (Nov-Dec 2019)

Malaysia's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is the biggest constituent party in the ruling Pakatan Harapan government, but also the most unstable. A virtual civil war has broken out between factions backing party President Anwar Ibrahim and Deputy President Azmin Ali, and recently came to the...

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