If ASEAN were A Single Country

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ASEAN is unique in bringing together such diverse nations into a single political and economic region. Although the region occupies only 3% of the world’s total surface, 20% of all known species live deep in its mountains, jungles, rivers, lakes and seas. The region also contains seven of the world’s 25 recognized biodiversity hotspots – […]

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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  This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting […]

17 Goals to Transform Our World

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  On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit and officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight […]

Islamic Banking in Brunei: A Brief History

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Many people know about the history of how the Islamic banking in Malaysia and Indonesia born. They have heard about story of the Tabung Haji Malaysia being one of the oldest forerunner banking institutions in Malaysia as well as the story of Bank Muamalat Indonesia was established in 1992. But only a few people who […]

ASEAN’s GDP Compares to Major Economies

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Gradually economic centre moves from North America and Western Europe to Asia. As the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and France became leading countries in the world in terms of GDP, in the late twentieth century, Asian countries emerged as new leading countries. Started from Japan as […]