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Regional Outlook Forum 2016: Debating Tomorrow's Issues Today

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 – ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute held the 19th edition of the Regional Outlook Forum (ROF), our flagship event, at the Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel today.



About 550 participants attended the Regional Outlook Forum 2016 (Source: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)

Inaugurated in 1998, the international one-day forum entitled “Debating Tomorrow’s Issues Today” covered key issues affecting the region. 


Mr Tan Chin Tiong, Director, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute delivering the welcoming remarks. Joining him are Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Deputy Director, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and Dr Tang Siew Mun, Coordinator ROF 2016 (Source: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)

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The forum was attended by about 550 participants from the diplomatic and policy communities in Singapore, international organisations and academic institutions, the business sector, public agencies and local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Regional Outlook Forum 2017 will be held on 5 January 2017.

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Channel News Asia – Overall outlook for ASEAN economies this year positive:
Expert Countries like Singapore that are more exposed to the United States will benefit greatly from its recovery, says Cetennial Asia Advisors, Singapore's CEO, while speaking at the annual Regional Outlook Forum.

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News 5 - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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Channel 8 News Tonight - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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Channel U News Tonight - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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Suria Berita - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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Vasantham Tamil Seithi - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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The Straits Times – Economist sees strong growth for Asean despite China turmoil
Despite China's economic turmoil, Asean is likely to experience its best growth this year since 2012, when it grew by 5.9 per cent, an economist said yesterday at an annual forum on the outlook of the region's economics and politics.
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The Straits Times – Don't simply detain disillusioned radicals - Experts
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TODAY – Rising China coming to terms with global role
As China’s economy grows, it is also undergoing a political transition and figuring out where its geopolitical interests lie and what sort of global player it wants to be, says Professor Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of Inter-national Studies at Peking University.

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TODAY –  ASEAN must step up to promote rule of law in region, experts say
China needs to be clearer about its intentions in the region, geopolitical analysts note
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TODAY –  Biggest SEA risk is terror networks, not lone wolves - Counter-terror panel
The likelihood of lone-wolf attacks is low in South-east Asia, said a panel of counter-terrorism experts yesterday, because would-be terrorists are more likely to be radicalised and subsequently operate within a broader network.
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TODAY –  Nuclear weapons critical to North Korean regime's survival
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un sees the development of nuclear weapons as a way to shore up his domestic support and cannot accept any objection to such a policy by its neighbour and traditional ally China, says Professor Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of Inter-national Studies at Peking University.
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TODAY –  Xi's image intact despite slowdown, market turmoil, says ex-US official
Impact of local share volatility questionable as only 10% if population is invested, she says.
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BERITA Mediacorp – Ancaman IS dibincang dalam forum serantau ISEAS-Institut Yusof Ishak
Ancaman segera yang ditimbulkan kumpulan ISIS terhadap Asia Tenggara adalah pangkalan sokongannya di dalam negara sendiri. Ini meskipun banyak kebimbangan disuarakan tentang rakyatnya yang pergi berperang di Syria. Demikian pandangan para pengamat di Forum Serantau anjuran ISEAS - Institut Yusof Ishak hari ini.
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BERITA Mediacorp – Bukan semua tahanan pengganas di Malaysia dari ISIS
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Berita Harian - Perubahan dasar ekon S'pura bakal buahkan hasil
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Berita Harian - Guna tenaga belia perangi ideologi pengganasan di media sosial
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Nikkei Asian Review - Indonesia fears attacks by returning fighters
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Thanh Nien Daily - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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VietQ News - Regional Outlook Forum 2016
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