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    Manu was invited to speak at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs annual event - 'Outlook 2017' Here are some pictures and videos from the event  
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    Manu was invited to speak at ISEAS Regional Outlook Forum Held on 9 Jan 2017. Here are some pictures from the Forum:  
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    Manu was invited to speak at the Breakfast Talk organized by French Chamber Singapore. Here are some pictures from the event
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    Manu is quoted in TODAY Online for his view on the TPP. "The TPP is not yet in force so there is no real impact on trade or the economy. It is more a case of lost opportunities." .... "The TPP offered significant benefits to Singapore because of the high-quality nature of the agreement and the access it offered to 40 per cent of world GDP, so we won’t have those upsides."   Read M
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    Manu Bhaskaran attended the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue held on 29-30 August 2016.
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    Manu was Moderator in Plenary Session 1 Panellists : Dr Jeffrey Bader, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, and Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, United States of America Li Zhaoxing, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China, and President, China Public Diplomacy Association Dr Raja Mohan, Founding D
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    Manu was invited speaker at the event organized by French Chamber Singapore. http://www.fccsingapore.com/events/trends-asia-2016-economic-financial-political Here are some pictures from the event
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    Manu was quoted here : "Whether ASEAN does achieve a barrier-free community by 2025 will depend on political will," said Manu Bhaskaran, chief executive of Centennial Asia Advisors in Singapore. "Personally, I think it will be difficult to see a barrier-free ASEAN by 2025."
  • Manu was recently interviewed on the topic of "Just Technicality" where it is argued that "Singapore is in danger of a technical recession. With decreased demand for Singaporean products in China and Europe, GDP growth in the manufacturing sector has contracted by an overall 4.9% in the last two financial quarters year to year. Read Manu’s full interview here :
  • Manu's comments in the interview to Bloomberg. "There were some special factors at work in 2015," said Manu Bhaskaran, director at Centennial Group, a policy advisory firm in Singapore. "The secular trend is still that over time, especially as younger voters enter the electorate, the demand for a stronger opposition will grow. So the PAP may have to reconcile itself to losing vote share over ti