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Thanks For Checking Out The Kopi Luwak Coffee Podcast Brought To You By KOPILUWAKDIRECT.COM. Meet the hosts Travis and Lukas and learn about the delicacy that is Kopi Luwak Coffee. Listen and experience how this podcast will not only change how you start your mornings, but how you can change an entire village’s way of life. Come on in the coffees fine! In these brief epiodes Travis and Lukas cover everything from how Kopi Luwak coffee is made, where it originated from and even wild vs caged ...
 
Apah??? Apakah ini podcast tentang arus lalu lintas antar kota? Ataukah ini podcast untuk komunitas BisMania??? Oo tentu tidak! Podcast ini berisi hal-hal halu (dan real) yang terlintas atau dibaca atau didengar ketika sedang duduk di bus kota, yang akhirnya jadi novel/postingan socmed. Kadang juga bahas gibahan-gibahan dalam bus, atau hasil ngintip-ngintip henpon mbak sebelah. IG: @fairywoodpaperink / email: paperinkpodcast@gmail.com
 
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Paul Hiebert, head of Systemic Risk & Financial Institutions Division at European Central Bank, returns to Kopi Time to talk about ECB’s views on financial stability. We go over the pandemic’s impact on the financial system, interest rate sensitivity of various sectors, corporate solvency risks, and household balance sheets. We then move on to long…
 
The second of a two-parter completes Fikri and Ezzah’s discussion on short films made for VIVO and the Malaysian International Film Festival. This episode focuses on ‘Burger RM15’ by Muzzamer Rahman and Chong Keat Aun’s ‘The Incident’. Along the way, they share their love for Adibah Noor, find the perfect candidate to play Dr. Norman Yusoff in his …
 
Recorded some time ago, Fikri and Ezzah take a closer look at a number of short films made for VIVO and the Malaysian International Film Festival. The first of two parts focuses on Nadira Ilana’s ‘Mansau Ansau’ and ‘The Last Thread’ by Fabien Loo. The final section of the episode somehow became a rant against outlets cutting short the end credits o…
 
Dr. Ma Jun wears many hats. The former PBOC Chief Economist is now the President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability in Beijing, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee, Special Advisor to PBOC Governor, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group, and Co-Chair of Steering Committee of Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road.…
 
Probably the shortest run-up to an episode, ever! Having stumbled upon ‘Secangkir Kopi Bersama Dia’ by Faliq Shariff some time ago, Fikri stumbled out of bed for a lightning recording session with Muzzafar. Based on the short story of the same name by Syaihan Syafiq, it is inspired by the fact that Fikri and Muz previously made a short film, ‘Kopi …
 
On a recent beautiful afternoon, in the island of Sentosa, Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore, joined Kopi Time to go over the nation’s burgeoning FinTech sector. He begins the conversation by noting that Singapore’s relatively small market size paved the way for numerous innovations in the area of business-to-…
 
Another week, another episode! Fikri and Ezzah sit down to discuss selected films from the 17th Mini Film Festival. The three films are ‘Tempat Letak Kereta’, ‘The Dalang’s Tale’ and ‘Kaalam Maari Pochu’. Nominated in the Open Category of the festival, this complements our previous coverage of the category’s other films. They discuss how the films …
 
Anne Krueger, a veteran of international economics, Senior Research Professor at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, joins Kopi Time. She is candid in her criticism of the current US administration’s stance on trade with China, guarded about the usefulness of industrial policy, and against a substantial rise in …
 
In our 82nd episode, Fikri and Ezzah share their thoughts about Chili Powder and Thinner. A short animation looking at the issue of police brutality in Malaysia, it has caused some controversy, with its producers questioned by the authorities. They discuss the filmmaking style, considering how using animation for real-life events may affect its rec…
 
For this episode, we're going to go back... way back, to 1962! Fikri sits down with special guest, film historian and all-round good guy Hassan Muthalib in discussing 'Mandi Safar'. Directed by Mohd Zain Ibrahim, the film depicts a Malay tradition no longer practiced as it's deemed to be 'unIslamic'. We discuss how close the film's representation m…
 
"The risk is the Fed doesn’t overshoot 2% inflation by a small margin, but by a large amount.” "Low interest rate cannot help the poor who don’t own real and financial assets. They need wage increases." Astute long-term market observer Komal Sri-Kumar (President of Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute) returns to Kopi …
 
Dr. Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements, joins Kopi Time to discuss the latest in Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs. We begin with the basics: is CBDC nothing more than a digital banknote? What kind of interest in CBDCs is there among the community of central banks? What kind of pay…
 
Let’s get ready to rumble! Fikri is back with Tony Pietra Arjuna for the second part of their discussion of his film, ‘Shadowplay’. This episode’s focus is on the film’s geography and distribution methods. Fikri is especially interested in the portrayal of Kuala Lumpur, and Tony divulges how the city’s development transfigured the cityscape as both…
 
This episode features Tony Pietra Arjuna in the hotseat! With his film ‘Shadowplay’ dropping on KiniDia, Fikri figures the time is right for an in-depth discussion into the craft of the film. The first of a two-parter, this week focuses on the narrative arc and origin, as well as how the characters are developed. Along the way, they consider the in…
 
Back after a hiatus! Fikri and Ezzah sink their teeth into a number of juicy news bits. First up is a look at Disney+ Hotstar, which finally made its debut in Malaysia on 1st June 2021. They consider the role it plays in bring Malaysian films and television shows to new audiences, and how it fits into the local streaming landscape. In the second ha…
 
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, joins Kopi Time to talk about giving low-income women in the developing world access to the financial tools and resources. She begins by setting the ground for where we stand with respect to gender equity. She points out that financial inclusion means more than just having a bank a…
 
Recorded in January 2021, this week's episode is a special look at digital technologies, identity formation and what the future might be like for media like film. Hosted by Tan Meng Yoe of Monash University, it is a follow up to a guest lecture conducted by Fikri on the same topic. Additionally, these two can't make such points without a little bit…
 
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins Kopi Time from Washington DC to talk about all things fiscal. She provides an historical context to the path of US government debt, from balanced budget and near zero debt days of the 1990s to 100%+ debt/GDP today. She provides valuable insights into the rigidities …
 
This special episode is a commentary by DBS chief economist Taimur Baig. Singapore’s January-April economic momentum will be disrupted by a set of renewed stringent measures. New coronavirus variants are highly transmissible; they may also have some vaccine resistant properties. An abundance of caution warrants a degree of reinforced stringency on …
 
Juliana Chan, founder & CEO of Wildtype Media Group, joins Kopi Time to talk about the state of publication, R&D, and public-private partnerships in the area of science and tech in Asia. She delves into the areas of transformational technology under development in China, Japan, and Singapore, the role of women in science in the region, and the burg…
 
Kishore Mahbubani, veteran expert on geopolitics and presently Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, talks about the urgent need for constructive engagement with China to avoid the risk of a lose-lose outcome for the world. A pragmatic, trade-off oriented strategy to deal with China would help achieve peace and prosperity for all, wh…
 
Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow in the Asia Pacific program of Chatham House, joins Kopi Time to discuss his book on the complexities and challenges of Asia. We go over Asia’s inner tensions and bifurcations, and the headwinds coming from aging, deglobalisation, technology disruption, poor leadership, middle income trap, inequality, climate change…
 
The second of a two-parter features Fikri and Ezzah concluding their discussion on films from the SWANA Film Festival. Organised by Christina Hajjar and the University of Manitoba in February 2021, the films touch on issues related to diaspora, dis/connection, agency and change. Here, Fikri and Ezzah share their thoughts and feelings related to ‘Th…
 
Fikri and Ezzah return in the 75th episode of Thoughts on Films to talk about the SWANA Film Festival! Focusing on Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) films, it was curated by Christina Hajjar and hosted by the School of Art, University of Manitoba in February 2021. In addition to a poetry reading by Hala Alyan, Fikri and Ezzah take in two fi…
 
On this special podcast, Piyush Gupta, CEO and Director of DBS Group, shares his thinking on a variety of topics, including: 1:10 to 4:25: Track record of banks during this pandemic 5:00 to 10:05: Evolving notion of data privacy and societal responsibilities 10:30 to 12:55: The most interesting instances of accelerated disruption in the past year (…
 
“We need the State to help solve these problems... but we have not paid attention to what are the attributes of government we need.” David Victor, Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, a foremost expert on the policy of decarbonisation, joins Kopi Time to shed critical light on the challenge of our generation. He be…
 
Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank and author of the book “The Sustainable State,” argues passionately about the global vulnerabilities that need to be tackled urgently. He begins by highlighting a few myths and fallacies that have been exposed by the events of the past ye…
 
Spanning cutting edge design and production that range from of silicon to wafer to integrated circuits, semiconductors are perhaps the most complex and critically important product in the world today. Which countries and companies are good at the various design and production stages? Why did Intel slip over the years? What explains TSMC’s rise? Whe…
 
Yes, it has been a year of Kopi Time! When we did our first recording on February 24, 2020, Covid was still a China-oriented crisis, and global financial markets were still buoyant. But even then, in that inaugural episode, Bert Hofman, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS and Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School, warned about th…
 
The 74th episode of Thoughts on Films is a discussion between Fikri and Hafiz about 'Kickflip'! Directed by Khairil M. Bahar, it tells the story of Johan, a man facing a mid-life crisis of sorts who finds solace by turning back to one of his earlier passions, skateboarding. Released in December 2020, Fikri and Hafiz talk about the film's technical …
 
Ajaita Shah, founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, joins Kopi Time to talk about connecting female entrepreneurs and customers in rural India. A US citizen of Indian origin, Ajaita moved to India 15 years ago, and has spent the past decade running Frontier Markets. We talk about the incubation process of her endeavour, the challenges faced, pivots m…
 
Happy Lunar New Year to all! Fikri and Ezzah kick off the new cycle with a discussion of ‘Burung-Burung’ by Anwar Johari Ho. Having officially premiered at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in November 2020, they connect the film with Anwar’s previous efforts, like ‘Forget Me Not’ and ‘Unforgettable’ (which he produced). In addition to an a…
 
Mark Sobel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for international monetary and financial policy at US Treasury, joins Kopi Time to offer astute insights on the US economy and President Biden’s agenda. We touch on the following: Loss of rebound momentum in recent US economic data A scenario of sharp 2H21 pick-up in demand around successful vaccine rol…
 
This episode of the podcast is a special interview with Malaysian filmmaker Kan Varren. The director of 'Garang', released in 2019 and billed as Malaysia's first action film to feature difabled characters in lead roles, sits down to discuss the origins of his career and how it led him to the making of his feature film debut. He also opens up on the…
 
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are known in the investment world as SPACs. These structures have taken the limelight in the world of fund raising in the past year, with over $81bn issuances in 2020. SPACs in fact made up for nearly half of the IPO market in the US last year. We at Kopi Time can’t let such a major driver of capital market act…
 
Initially published by our sister publication CQ Magazine, this episode is a recording of a talk delivered by Riri Riza. An accomplished Indonesian filmmaker, having made numerous critical and popular successes such as 'Laskar Pelangi', 'Sokola Rimba' and 'Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2', he discusses the importance of cinematography and lighting. The tal…
 
Shameran Abed, Director of Microfinance at BRAC, one of the largest social enterprise and micro-lending financial institution in the world, joins Kopi Time. We talk about five key issues with Shameran, who presents data and insights from being involved with over 7 million clients in the developing world, on matters ranging from credit, payment, inv…
 
Varun Mittal, Partner of EY Asia Pacific Financial Services Strategy and Transaction Services, talks about all things FinTech. We begin by going over the tech foundation that has been built up over the past decade, which is now enabling a wave of innovation. Varun scans both the start-ups and big tech companies, and details his views on payments, w…
 
We start the new year with an engaging discussion on the implications of various trade and investment agreements in the region, with Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre. How should companies prepare for RCEP? How deep and beneficial are the various stipulations of the agreement? Who will gain the most? What ab…
 
Not long after the last one, Fikri and Ezzah are back for the 70th episode of Thoughts on Films. They dig deep into a long-planned but never-executed episode focusing on selected films from the Fat Bidin COVID-19 Mini Docs film competition! An event that ran in the middle of the year, a top-three was chosen from a shortlist of over 20. Fikri took a…
 
Fikri and Ezzah get together to sembang some news of Malaysian cinema in the past weeks and months. At the forefront is a discussion about Emir Ezwan’s ‘Roh’ being selected as the nation’s submission for the Academy Awards in 2021. This is followed by a chat about ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang’ being on Netflix, powered largely by Ezzah’s enthusiasm. Final…
 
The year’s final Kopi Time podcast features a deep dive into the science of vaccines. Associate Professor Jenny Low, a senior consultant with the Department of Infectious Diseases in Singapore General Hospital, breaks down everything we need to know with respect to ongoing vaccine developments. Want to know the difference between the vaccines being…
 
Stephen Schwartz, head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, joins Kopi Time to explain how the Covid-19 pandemic fits into sovereign ratings analysis. He outlines the recovery outlook and flags the sovereigns under most ratings pressure. We then scan the macro landscape with Stephen to highlight the key risks for next year, and the geopolit…
 
Ziad Haider, Head of Geopolitical Risk and Director of Risk, Asia at McKinsey & Company, joins Kopi Time to talk about his work on risk analysis. In addition to shedding light on what he does in his current job, Ziad shares with us his experience in US presidential transitions. He also provides insights into what one can expect from the incoming Bi…
 
Dr. Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, joins Kopi Time to share his deep insights on the global economic outlook and major developments in the currency world. He goes deep into the arguments over why the US dollar reigns supreme and will likely continue to do so. He walks us through various initiatives that…
 
Dr. Marsha Vande Berg, fellow with the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University, talks about the significance and implication of the 2020 US presidential elections. We discuss the impact on domestic policy, ranging from the key outstanding issues in pandemic management, healthcare, inequality, climate change, infrastructure, and jobs.…
 
A wide ranging discussion with Dr. Arvind Subramanian, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former chief economic advisor to the Government of India (2014-18). We talk about the risks to global growth, from deglobalisation to job-replacing technologies, independent of the damage from the ongoing pandem…
 
After an unplanned hiatus, Fikri returns with a special episode in the bag! He interviews Cheng Thim Kian, a Malaysian filmmaker with not one, but two films released in 2020. In the first part, they discuss 'BEE, My Friend', looking at its theme of education and charting the journey from being a video made for a school to one that is selected for i…
 
Andreas Rasche, Professor of Business in Society at the Copenhagen Business School’s Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, joins us in Kopi Time for a wide ranging discussion on the current state and promise of sustainable investing. Andreas finds the world of investment and climate change increasing characterised by VUCA (volatile, uncertain…
 
Ben Bland, director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, and former journalist at Financial Times, joins Kopi Time to discuss Indonesia, world’s third largest democracy. Ben draws on his multi-decade experience in covering the nation’s economic, politics, and history to shed light on the present juncture, as the Covid-crisis challen…
 
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