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11 May US-China: Trade War or Trade Skirmish?

The US and China are currently engaged in trade negotiations, but can a deal be struck before the first round of tariffs take effect? On 10 May 2018, we held an evening talk with Amb. Michael W. Michalak, Former US Ambassador to Vietnam and Senior...

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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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27 Apr Setting the Record Straight – Singapore’s Role in the BRI

A year ago, Singapore’s role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) appeared tenuous at best. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s absence from the May 2017 BRI Summit fuelled speculation that the city-state would be bypassed in China’s grand strategy. However, PM Lee’s visit to China...

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08 Mar Green bonds and other ideas for sustainability in the Budget

by Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi Some credit the recent Singapore Budget as being responsible and responsive. Many ministries face spending cuts, while infrastructure spending will increase to position Singapore for "vibrant and innovative" economic growth. Other comments focus on the goods and services tax, which...

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22 Feb Breakthroughs in Sustainable Investing and Finance

2018 will see a surge in sustainability reporting, as companies listed on the Singapore Exchange are now mandated to disclose their sustainability practices or explain why they have not done so. While such a move is positive, there are no set standards for how companies...

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08 Feb Compelling case for investing in Asean region

An SIIA report was quoted in an article in The Sunday Times (The Straits Times) by Victor Wong, head of Asean equities at UOB Asset Management. An excerpt is below. With Singapore assuming the chairmanship of Asean this year, we can expect increased discussions locally on...

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08 Feb SIIA ranked best independent think tank in Asia

Maintains position as top think tank in ASEAN Singapore, 8 February 2018: Under Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship, there are high expectations for ASEAN to outperform; but this will not be easy. Geo-political trends, such as the pull of US-China tensions, challenge ASEAN’s position in the region. Economically...

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