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16 May Why severe haze may return in 2019 and how to mitigate the risk

By Simon Tay, Wu Huijuan and Aaron Choo For TODAY A Haze Outlook developed by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has assessed that there is a real, although moderate, risk that severe haze will return in 2019. The prognosis is “amber”; on a scale of red-amber-green....

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08 May [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 27 April – 8 May 2019

Tech Business   Grab Adds New Services to App Ecosystem; Takes Strategic Stake in Ninja Van (23, 26 Apr) Grab has added hotel reservation services Agoda and Booking.com; entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow; and on-demand video streaming service HOOQ to its app ecosystem in Singapore. It also invested in...

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24 Apr [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 6 April – 26 April 2019

Tech Business   Go-Jek Hits US$10 Billion Market-Valuation (5 Apr) According to CB Insights, a US market intelligence company, Go-Jek, a ride-hailing app based in Indonesia, has become the country’s first “decacorn” – a privately held start-up with a valuation of ten billion dollars or more. Go-Jek received...

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14 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 30 March – 12 April 2019

Indonesia Fourth Presidential Debate Excites as Election Nears (30 Mar) The fourth presidential debate between incumbent Joko Widodo “Jokowi” and Prabowo Subianto occurred on 30 March, Saturday, and covered ideology, governance, security and foreign affairs. The two candidates sparred over issues such as Indonesia’s defence budget, which...

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05 Apr [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 22 March – 5 April 2019

Tech Business FIS Acquires Worldpay for US$43 bn in Largest Deal Made in Payments Industry (18 Mar) Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a US financial services provider, announced that it will purchase Worldpay, a major cards payments player in the UK, for US$43 billion. The deal is...

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21 Mar 13th Japan-Singapore Symposium – Forging Closer Ties

Together with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) organised the 13th Japan-Singapore Symposium (JSS). The JSS is a platform which brings together opinion makers from the two countries to exchange views on their bilateral and other issues. This...

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15 Mar [Premium] Country Update: 2 March – 15 March 2019

Indonesia Fake News Still a Concern in Lead-Up to Election (27 Feb, 12 Mar) Indonesia’s National Police is closely monitoring online activity in the lead-up to the April election, with the aim of preventing provocative fake news from triggering violence in public. Much of the fake news...

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07 Mar Sustainability is gaining traction as a business move

By Simon Tay and Wu Hui Juan For The Business Times Singapore is now one of the first countries in Asia to introduce a carbon tax to reduce fossil fuel consumption and to use market pricing to develop a low-carbon economy. The tax, in force from the start...

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