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31 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Malaysia’s Revamped Stimulus

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a reworked stimulus package on Friday, 27 March 2020. The US$57.7 billion injection (which includes an earlier US$4.8 billion announced under the Pakatan Harapan government) accounts for roughly 17 percent of Malaysia’s GDP, and is the biggest stimulus in...

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30 Mar Infographic: Covid-19 – Global Overview (30 March 2020)

It has been another eventful week in the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid rising infection numbers across the globe, Singapore and Malaysia announced new stimulus packages to counter the economic fallout of the virus. ASEAN countries have also implemented new movement restrictions to combat its spread. Here’s...

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27 Mar Infographic: Singapore’s Supplementary Budget

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled a much-awaited supplementary budget on Thursday, 26 March. While the first stimulus amounted to a sizable S$6.4 billion in February, the S$48 billion allocated under this sequel package was unprecedented. Here’s a comparison of...

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20 Mar Infographic: COVID-19 – Stimulus Packages Across ASEAN

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, ASEAN countries are implementing a variety of measures to boost their economies and “flatten the curve” of new infections. From stimulus packages to movement restrictions and travel bans, there are a lot of developments to keep track of....

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25 Feb Commentary: Containing the economic fallout of Covid-19

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For The Business Times After many headlines of panic, the response to the Covid-19 outbreak is entering a new phase. One clear marker of this was the special Asean-China foreign ministers meeting convened in haste in Laos to boost cooperation. A second sign...

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17 Feb Infographic: Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Since late January, ASEAN governments have been moving to address the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions against Chinese citizens or people who have recently visited China have been implemented by more than half of ASEAN’s members, regardless of whether they have confirmed cases of the...

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