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Environmental, Social and Governance

Action on planet and people depends on growth

Progress will be difficult, and the price tag large


Record food prices could leap 22% more on Ukraine war, UN warns

The war is likely to leave 20% to 30% of Ukraine’s crop area for the 2022 season unplanted or unharvested, UN estimates

Environmental, Social and Governance

UN chief warns world is facing 'dead end' over climate, covid

Antonio Guterres sees a "hellscape of temperature rises" if emissions aren't cut more than currently planned.

Singapore economy

Trade war spurs recession risk in Singapore

SINGAPORE (July 25): The US-China trade war is threatening to drag export-reliant Singapore into a recession and aggravating underlying risks facing the former tiger economy.

North Korea fires second missile in 2 months over Japan following harsher UN sanctions

(Sept 15): North Korea fired its second missile over Japan in as many months, a fresh provocation that comes shortly after the United Nations approved harsher sanctions against Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Tensions could heighten as UN approves new sanctions on North Korea

(Sept 12): The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the US dropped key demands in order to win support from Russia and China.

US said to seek ban on crude oil to North Korea at UN

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Sept 7): The US is circulating a draft resolution at the United Nations that would bar crude oil exports to North Korea, ban the nation’s exports of textiles and prohibit employment of its guest workers by other countries, according to a
Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone

China Focus

China is transforming Southeast Asia faster than ever

(Dec 6): China’s investment is transforming its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors like never before while helping turn Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar into bigger destinations for its exports.

Singapore slams calls for 'soft approach' to drugs at UN meeting

NEW YORK (Aug 31): Singapore on Wednesday blasted widespread calls to make the worldwide fight against illicit drugs less punitive, using a major meeting at the United Nations to argue that a "soft approach" would cause a flood of narcotics to the