Why fuel subsidies matter in Southeast Asia

Fuel subsidies have always played a significant role in Southeast Asia – most notably in oil producing states such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. While Southeast Asia’s economy may be expanding rapidly, most of the countries there have yet to reach the level of a high-income nation.

25 March 2019

China’s BRI negatively impacting the environment

While its economic benefits and geopolitical implications are often splashed across the front pages of national newspapers worldwide, the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the environment receives much less attention.

19 February 2019

The hidden costs of hydropower

Hydropower is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest renewable energy sources, however, many still remain oblivious to the damaging side-effects of hydropower projects.

6 June 2018

ASEAN in 2018

The Southeast Asian region, like every other part of the globe has had a tempestuous year in 2017 with many hurdles thrown its way.

1 January 2018