Nicholas Fang, Black Dot & Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Nicholas Fang, Black Dot & Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Nicholas Fang

14 February 2024
Regional Roundup: Anies, Ganjar or Prabowo. Who could be Indonesia's next president?
Valentine’s Day this year will take on new significance for Indonesians, as they head to the polls today to determine who replaces Joko Widodo as their next president.
For the first time in 15 years, Indonesia is seeing a three-horse race for the presidency, with defence minister Prabowo Subianto, former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan, and former Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo in the running.
Who could be Indonesia's next president? And how will the results impact Indonesia’s future, as well as its relationships with its regional peers?
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs weighs in.

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31 January 2024
Regional Roundup: Did Najib get himself a partial royal pardon?
From official sources saying that former Malaysian prime minister's Najib Razak’s jail term getting halved from 12 to six years to Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar of Johor taking over the reins as the country’s Agong.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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10 January 2024
Regional Round Up: Will Indonesia's general elections be a two-round affair?
From Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim urging government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and government-linked companies (GLCs) to reduce their overseas investments and increase their domestic investments to the latest on Indonesia’s upcoming presidential elections.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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13 December 2023
Regional Round Up: Anwar shakes up cabinet, what can the new faces bring to the table?
From Malaysia announcing a major cabinet reshuffling yesterday to more Rohingya refugees landing in Indonesia's Aceh.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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22 November 2023
Regional Round Up: Is Jokowi building a political dynasty?
From the Southeast Asia’s presence at the recently concluded 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, facing serious allegations of establishing a political dynasty through nepotism.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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8 November 2023
Regional Round Up: Malaysia renews backing for Hamas, will there be consequences?
From Malaysia saying that it will not recognise unilateral sanctions in response to a proposed US law to level sanctions against foreign supporters of Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups to our regional leaders set to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit later this month.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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4 October 2023
Regional Round Up: Siam Paragon Shooting, is it time for the Thai government to look into its gun laws?
From the latest on Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shooting incident and Malaysia government’s potential cabinet reshuffling.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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12 July 2023
Regional Roundup: Is Malaysia's political scene giving too much attention to Dr M?
From the relevance of former Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohammad in the country’s political scene and the latest from Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM).
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headline and more.

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28 June 2023
Regional Roundup: The Najib dilemma for Malaysia
From Umno pressing for Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak's release to Thailand’s newly elected parliament meeting on July 03 but who will be their new prime minister?
We speak to Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs more about these headlines.

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12 May 2023
Weekly Wrap Up: Why do we not support Singapore athletes more?
Singapore sports scene has evolved a lot over the last few decades. We have seen the country winning various major medals including an Olympic gold medal with Joseph Schooling. But why are we not supporting our own athletes more?
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs shares his views.

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26 April 2023

Regional Roundup: ASEAN's waning control over Myanmar crisis
From Asean risking losing its grip on the Myanmar crisis to the heatwave hitting the region.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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9 November 2022
Regional Roundup: Myanmar’s military government ban publication licence for The Irrawaddy
From what to expect from the upcoming ASEAN Summit, the latest on Malaysia’s general election and Myanmar's military government banning and revoking the publication licence for The Irrawaddy.
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs shares more.

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13 May 2022
Weekly Wrap Up: ASEAN Taking on International Issues
China and US in a tug of war for influence over Southeast Asia. In the ongoing US-ASEAN summit, there is much to be discussed such as the situation in Myanmar and the Ukraine war.

Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs about the possible points of discussion during this summit.

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19 November 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: Highlights from PM Lee’s interview at Bloomberg New Economy Forum
On Day 1 of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum (NEF), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sat down with Bloomberg’s Editor-in-chief John Micklethwait to discuss issues pertaining to Singapore’s reopening plans, the issue of political succession, and more. Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs joins us on The Breakfast Huddle to give an analysis on those topics.

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16 April 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: SG Q1 GDP, China Tech & Citigroup exits 13 markets
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director For security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs shares his analysis on the biggest headlines from the week including; Singaporeans getting the choice of Covid-19 vaccine they receive, Singapore’s 0,2% GDP growth in Q1, the lessons learnt from Ant Group restructuring and Alibaba's fine and Citigroup's plans to exit 13 markets.

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19 March 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: Local Hiring Demand, SG Attractiveness & Taiwan Travel Bubble
On The Weekly Wrap Up, Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director For security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives his analysis on the biggest stories of the week including; MOM figures showing there were fewer retrenchments in 2020 than in previous recessionary years, the upcoming $940 million in Wage Credit Scheme payouts, which will be disbursed to more than 98,000 employers, and news of a potential travel bubble with Taiwan.

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26 February 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: 26 February 2021
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director for Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives an analysis of the recent Budget 2021 debate in Parliament, the fairness of the progressive wage model, and more.

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22 January 2021
Weekly Wrap-up: SG Covid Strategy & President Biden Int'l Outlook
As Covid-19 cases in community inch up, the Singapore government has indicated new measures might need to be implemented. Whilst, over in the US, President Biden got straight to work unveiling his administration's national strategy to tackle the pandemic. Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director For security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs shares his analysis on the biggest local and international headlines.

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24 December 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: 24 December 2020
Nicholas Fang, Managing Director of Black Dot and Director for security and global affairs at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs breaks down the latest of the US Congress' long-awaited $900 billion package in coronavirus aid, Singapore's goal to be the Covid-19 vaccine distribution hub for the region, and more.

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27 November 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: Optimism over SG travel trade show & US administration transition
This week has seen a number of positive news stories as; Singapore held the first physical international trade show in APAC since the Covid-19 outbreak, The MAS announced more support for financial sector workers, and there was progress over in the US, as President Trump agreed to the transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Nicholas Fang, Managing Director of Black Dot and Director for security and global affairs at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs gives his analysis on these and more.

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12 July 2020
Weekends: Nicholas Fang's overview on the GE2020 results
Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Nicholas Fang, Former Nominated Member of Parliament, and founder of a strategic communications consultancy and market research agency about the impact of Workers’ Party Chief, Pritam Singh being named the Opposition Leader and what he thinks the opposition voice will bring to political discourse regarding issues of importance to Singaporeans.

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12 April 2020
Weekends: International News Review
In this week’s International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot about the first week of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker and changing the negative narrative of COVID-19.

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8 December 2019
Weekend Mornings: International News Week in Review (SEA Games)
Join Glenn van Zutphen, as he speaks with Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director, Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs about the recent SEA Games and how Singapore can do more to support the local sports scene.

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Weekend Mornings: International News Week in Review (US Impeachment Hearings)
Join Glenn van Zutphen, as he speaks with with Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Black Dot and Director, Security and Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs about US President Donald Trump's Impeachment Hearings, the potential outcomes that could emerge in the weeks ahead and how such developments will impact the global business and political landscape.

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29 September 2019
Weekends: International News Week in Review (23 - 29 September)
Join Glenn van Zutphen, as he chats with Nicholas Fang, Managing Director, Blackdot and Director of Security & Global Affairs, Singapore Institute of International Affairs about all the major news that made headlines this past week.

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16 Jun 2019
Weekends : Black Dot's Nicholas Fang's International News Week in Review
Black Dot boss Nicholas Fang joins Jason for our international news week in review, with Iran, Hong Kong and Malaysia -- including the nation's retiring badminton star -- Lee Chong Wei -- in focus.

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Weekends: Black Dot's Nicholas Fang on Singapore's fake news bill
Nicholas Fang breaks down Singapore's Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill -- an anti-fake news law -- and explains how his company Black Dot Media is helping the government with fact checking of online information sources.

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10 Feb 2019
International News Review With Nicholas Fang
With U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin travelling to China this week for trade talks, Black Dot's Nicholas Fang talks about the impact on the global markets, while weighing in on Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S. in our news review.

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Nicholas Fang On US-N.Korea Summit In Hanoi
How will the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi between North Korea and the U.S. differ from the 2018 "tete a tete" in Singapore? Black Dot's Nicholas Fang frames the meeting from an ASEAN perspective.

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13 Jan 2019
Nicholas Fang On Singapore-Malaysia Relations
In our international news week in review Glenn van Zutphen talks with Nicholas Fang, managing director of strategic communications consultancy black dot and director for security and global affairs at the Singapore Institute of international affairs discuss key issues of the week, including the us government shutdown, the trade talks with China and the latest strain in Malaysia-Singapore relations.

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28 Oct 2018
Putting the new European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement into perspective, predicting that local SMEs stand the most to gain from the ground-breaking deal.

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22 Apr 2018
Coffee with Claressa: Nicholas Fang Managing Director Black Dot Communication
Claressa chats with former national fencer Nicholas Fang and finds out how he went on to becoming a journalist with the Straits Times, a Nominated Member of Parliament and now Managing Director of Black Dot COmmunication.

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