FOREWORD

SINGAPORE is honoured to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year.

THE recent Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the grave impacts of climate change, should the world continue with a...

SINGAPORE'S 2018 ASEAN Chairmanship themes of "Resilience" and "Innovation" recognise that we are living in a very special inflexion time in our history, when we have to...

COUNTRIES and governments all around the world are busy dealing with the scourge of cyber threats. These threats are difficult to detect, increasingly sophisticated, and both transboundary and...

WITH its burgeoning middle class and a new generation of tech-savvy consumers, ASEAN is poised for an e-commerce boom. The regional e-commerce market is expected to balloon to US$88 billion by 2025,...

THE Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) assumed the ASEAN Finance Chairmanship in 2018. Under the theme of "Resilience and Innovation", both organisations have...

SINGAPORE'S hosting of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits this week takes place as multilateralism is on the retreat in large swathes around the world. ...

THE multilateral trading system is facing mounting challenges in recent times as countries grow increasingly inward-looking and protectionist, with some blaming free trade for exacerbating domestic...

AS ASEAN chair in 2018, Singapore has pursued economic deliverables centred around five key areas of economic focus, with the aim of delivering tangible benefits to both businesses and individuals.

DEFENCE ministers from 18 countries met in Singapore in October 2018 for the fifth iteration of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus).