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28 Jul SIIA saddened at passing of former SGX CEO

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) is deeply saddened at the passing of Mr. Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) from 2009 to 2015. As a corporate member, SGX has been very supportive towards SIIA, notably when Mr. Bocker was at the...

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29 Jun Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar

We held our 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum in Yangon on 28 June 2017, bringing together senior government officials and business leaders. The following is an excerpt from The Straits Times article on the forum.   By Tan Hui Yee, Regional Correspondent YANGON - Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar's economy...

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28 Jun 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum

Myanmar’s political transition has ushered in a period of change and adjustment over this past year. With the release of the revised investment law and rules, there is a sense of optimism that the government is taking active steps to promote foreign investments and business...

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23 May Singapore team digs in to help Riau village combat haze

Volunteers from our partner NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze) helped build a canal block in Sungai Tohor, Riau, Indonesia, this month. PM.Haze collaborated with the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) to build the canal block, which is used to trap water and...

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13 Apr SDSWR2017: Media Coverage

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 6 April 2017 at the St. Regis Singapore, on the theme of “Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains”. We shared some of the media coverage last...

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06 Apr 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The resource sector in ASEAN – the source of many raw materials for global supply chains – faces rising pressure to balance environmental and social concerns alongside economic needs. Governments are stepping up law enforcement to combat long-standing problems such as slash-and-burn practices. Various large...

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03 Apr Why sustainability is key to keeping the haze away

By Simon Tay and Chen Chen Lee The skies over Singapore in the past 12 months have mostly been free of haze pollution. This is a relief from the prolonged bouts of haze and extensive fires in 2015, and the record-high 400PSI that hit Singapore in...

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29 Mar Will Populism Trump in the Upcoming Elections in Europe?

This year will see major elections in the European Union’s largest member states, France and Germany. In the United States, US President Donald Trump has established a precedent of a populist outsider getting in to power. In this context, is the election of Ms Marine...

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01 Mar ASEAN@50: Promises versus Reality

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is celebrating its jubilee anniversary at a time where anti-globalisation sentiments are on the rise. As countries become more inward looking and aim to prioritise domestic issues, the relevance of multilateral organisations such as ASEAN has been called...

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