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  • Malaysia’s Oil and Gas Sector: Constant Expectations despite Diminishing Returns 

    Bhattacharya, Pritish; Hutchinson, Francis E. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2022-03-02)
    Since the oil and gas (O&G) sector’s take-off in the 1970s, this natural bounty has yielded myriad benefits to Malaysia. While not falling into the ‘resource curse’ of an unquestioned reliance on natural resources, the O&G sector is nonetheless a key ...
  • The Intractable Challenges Facing Energy Trade in Southeast Asia 

    Wong, Ryan; Onn, Lee Poh (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2022-02-25)
    ASEAN is expected to grow collectively by over 5 percent per year to become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030. At the same time, the ASEAN Centre of Energy has predicted that energy demand in the region will increase by more than 70 per cent ...
  • Examining Climate-Conflict Links in Southeast Asia 

    Cheong, Darren (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2022-02-21)
    The security implications of climate change have become a focus for world leaders and global policymakers in recent years. One of the leading security concerns about climate change is its potential to spark violent intra-state conflict.1 With this ...
  • Rising Risks from Cross-ownership between Real Estate Developers and Banks in Vietnam 

    Ho, Tuan; Nguyen, Tuan Huu; Nguyen, Trang Thi Ngoc; Tran, Tho Ngoc (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2022-02-17)
    China’s economic stability has recently been threatened by the debt problem of major real estate developers, with Evergrande being the most notable case. This has led to concerns that similar problems may happen to other countries in the region. In ...

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