ASEAN Summit: Economic Integration is Top Priority The recently concluded biannual summit emphasised the importance of making ASEAN the epicentre of growth. The recently concluded 42nd ASEAN Summit in Indonesia focused on economic integration. There were a few common goals that emerged during exchanges. First, strategising ways of dealing with challenging situations. And second, a… Continue reading ASEAN Summit: Economic Integration is Top Priority
Foreign Investments in ASEAN: Ample Room For Growth A series of pro-investor measures will help attract international investment into the region. Singapore-headquartered renewable energy firm Blueleaf Energy and Philippines-based Sun Asia Energy recently partnered with the Philippines government to build the world’s largest floating solar project in the country. This partnership will help the country… Continue reading Foreign Investments in ASEAN: Ample Room For Growth
US-Philippines Join Forces To Counter China The US has broadened its SEA footprint in Southeast Asia through closer ties with the Philippines On May 1, US President Joe Biden and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had a special meeting. The two leaders reiterated their “deep friendship”, presenting a united front against China. It indicates a… Continue reading US-Philippines Join Forces To Counter China
Does ASEAN Have A Drug Crisis? There is a surge in opium in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle region, even as countries such as Singapore have cracked down on drugs. Tangaraju Suppiah, a 46-year-old citizen of Singapore, was executed in the country’s Changi prison a few weeks ago for his involvement in cannabis trafficking. The death… Continue reading Does ASEAN Have A Drug Crisis?
Road to Renewables: SEA Needs a Fast Track Approach Investments towards coal alternatives and resilient energy sources will be vital. A whopping $29.4 trillion. This is the amount of funds needed to transform ASEAN into a region powered by 100% renewable energy. The transition to clean energy entails massive investments in new plants as well as… Continue reading Road to Renewables: SEA Needs a Fast Track Approach
Malaysia’s deft moves to strengthen Islamic finance The country has planned to build fintech hubs for Shariah-compliant finance entities. On the back of a gamut of progressive Shariah-compliant regulations, quick product approvals, and digitisation of financial services, Malaysia has become among the world’s biggest markets for Islamic Finance and the most developed country in this segment.… Continue reading Malaysia’s Deft Moves to Strengthen Islamic Finance