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AEC presents opportunities and challenges

With 2015 just around the corner, few expect the initial vision of an Asean Economic Community (AEC) to be fully realised by the end of next year as targeted. But Singapore’s businesses – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – cannot afford to put off considering the impact of a common market on their future. By most accounts, the region has fallen behind AEC targets to lower and abolish non-tariff and regulatory barriers to the free flow of goods, services and investment.

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On the cusp of change

Scion of prominent malaysian political family set CIMB group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia 0912-asia-P32-Interview-on-the-ceo-of-CIMB-bank Nazir Razak’s office has one of the most beautiful and serene views of Kuala Lumpur. Overlooking a sprawling public park more than 100 years old, the view offers a refreshing panorama of the bustling city compared to the usual skyscraper-dominated skyline.

By |2019-10-17T07:55:58+08:00September 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Regional bloc poised for further benefits

China’s two-way investment with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been on the rise, although its full potential is yet to be realized, experts say. Part of it has to do with “the natural complementary aspect of the Chinese and ASEAN economies”, said Xiang Bing, dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing.

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ASEAN Business Club Forum highlights the importance of dialogue between public and private to realise ASEAN integration

ASEAN BUSINESS CLUB FORUM HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF DIALOGUE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TO REALISE ASEAN INTEGRATION SINGAPORE, 9 September – More than 300 leaders from top businesses across the ASEAN region converged at the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) Forum 2014 on September 8 and 9 to tackle trade and industry issues and support the implementation of one ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

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ASEAN Business Club launches Lifting-The-Barriers Reports 2014: Industry input essential to form an integrated ASEAN economic community

ASEAN Business Club launches Lifting-The-Barriers Reports 2014: Industry input essential to form an integrated ASEAN economic community KUALA LUMPUR, 1 December – In conjunction with the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) Delegation’s visit to Malaysia, the ABC in partnership with the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) launched the second set of Lifting-The-Barriers (LTB) Reports today – another set of seven white papers outlining bottlenecks and barriers, coupled with workable solutions for an integrated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

By |2019-10-17T06:05:47+08:00September 3rd, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments