he ASEAN Business Club (ABC) and CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) call for the setting up of a regional joint aviation authority (JAA)-type body to drive harmonisation of standards. The recommendation was one of the 10 made by ABC and CARI in its Lifting-The-Barriers (LTB) Reports 2015 for the aviation sector, launched by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed here today and witnessed by ABC President Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid.
ASEAN member states should practice more "ASEAN minus X" approaches in overcoming certain issues regarding tariff barriers, says ASEAN Business Club president Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid. He said it was not necessary to wait for all the 10 countries in ASEAN to agree on each issue before it could be implemented as there might be some constrains that could prevent that particular country from doing so at that time.
As appeared in theedgesingapore.com Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank, the largest Southeast Asian lender, is not satisfied with the pace at which smoother links can be created within the 10-member state regional grouping. “I’m disappointed with the pace of Asean financial markets integration,” said Gupta at the Asean Business Club forum held on May 14.
The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) hosted a special dialogue with H.E. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam today in Putrajaya, Malaysia in conjunction with his official two-day visit to Malaysia. Aimed at strengthening trade relations between Vietnam and Malaysia, the exclusive dialogue was held in partnership with the CIMB Group, Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam in Malaysia, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia and MATRADE.