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  • The Pandemic’s Benefits for Indonesia’s Fintech Sector 

    Habir, Manggi Taruna (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-07-28)
    It has been a year since the Covid-19 pandemic began ravaging the Indonesian economy. The economy contracted, company activity ceased, and some firms have been forced to close. In the financial industry, banks severely curtailed lending as they tightened ...
  • BRI Projects in Cambodia and Laos Roll On Despite Covid-19 

    Chheang, Vannarith (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-07-27)
    Begun in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become one of the key international cooperation platforms, mainly focusing on infrastructure development and connectivity. As of June 2021, 140 partner countries had signed on to it, in growing ...
  • Climate-induced Disasters and Indonesian Politics 

    Dewayanti, Aninda; Rebecca, Neo Hui Yun (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-07-26)
    Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and the fourth most populous nation in the world, has been identified by the World Bank as one of the top 35 countries with the highest risk for natural disasters. Between January and March 1, 2021, ...
  • Feminism and the Pro-Democracy Cause in Thailand 

    Teeratanabodee, Wichuta (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-07-16)
    Since early 2020, Thailand has witnessed a remarkable wave of political protests, initially triggered by the dissolution of the progressive Future Forward Party and the kidnapping in Cambodia of pro-democracy activist Wanchalerm Satsaksit. Throughout ...

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