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ABC Dialogue with Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche: France sees ASEAN as technology partner in the global pandemic and shares the region’s vision of fair and sustainable economic development for all

6 AUGUST 2020 - The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) hosted its second virtual ABC Dialogue titled “French Technologies: Opportunities & Outlook for a Digital ASEAN” with H.E. Mr. Frédéric Laplanche, the Ambassador of France in Malaysia. The discussion was moderated by ABC President, Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid. 

By |2020-08-06T20:24:08+08:00August 6th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

ABC Dialogue with Ibu Felia Salim: ASEAN members urged to engage and cooperate amongst neighbours in the medium term for economic recovery post COVID-19

10 July 2020 - The ASEAN Business Club hosted its inaugural virtual ABC Dialogue titled “Corporate Indonesia’s Recovery Measures Post Covid-19” with Ibu Felia Salim, Director of Eximbank Indonesia. Ibu Felia is a household name in the Indonesian financial services sector. She held a few prominent roles in the financial sector including Managing Director of Jakarta Stock Exchange and Vice President Director of PT Bank Negara Indonesia, an Indonesian State-Owned Bank.

By |2020-07-15T10:25:47+08:00July 10th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

COVID-19 Pandemic: ASEAN must address short-term relief and long-term survival for businesses while well placed to thrive on post-pandemic regionalism

21 April 2020 – The first online ASEAN Roundtable Series organised by the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and the ASEAN Business Club brought together business leaders from Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia to discuss the series of stimulus measures announced by several ASEAN governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By |2020-04-24T13:00:26+08:00April 21st, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

Malaysia and Thailand to lead the way in pursuit of an integrated ASEAN through facilitating greater connectivity between both economies, catalysing greater regionalism within the bloc

Kuala Lumpur, 18 February 2020 – Former ministers from Malaysia and Thailand believe that ASEAN’s third- and second-largest economies in ASEAN respectively, can lead the way in pushing for an integrated region encompassing infrastructure, trade and investments, and people.

By |2020-03-02T15:53:55+08:00February 18th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

ASEAN Fintech sector stands to help drive financial inclusion in ASEAN but requires region-wide policy harmonisation and reforming the ecosystem

Experts in both the public and private sectors all agreed that ASEAN stands to be at the forefront of the development of financial technology (Fintech) by making financial services and financing available to both the 53% of unbanked population and MSMEs in ASEAN, drawing opportunity from ASEAN’s above global average internet penetration rate of 63% and mobile connectivity at 132%.

By |2019-12-24T17:00:44+08:00August 15th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

Former Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Uno discussed Indonesia’s Political Economy Outlook in ASEAN at the 2nd ASEAN Business Club Dialogue

(3 Oct 2019, Kuala Lumpur) The ASEAN Business Club hosted its 2nd ABC Dialogue titled “Indonesia’s Political Economy Outlook in ASEAN” with Bapak Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, former Vice Governor of Jakarta in Kuala Lumpur. Bapak Sandiaga Uno was also the former candidate of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia in the recent closely contested 2019 presidential election.

By |2019-12-27T10:44:55+08:00October 3rd, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

ASEAN needs to leverage the power of digital healthcare to ensure affordable and inclusive healthcare services for all

The ASEAN Business Club hosted its inaugural ABC Dialogue titled “ASEAN-Japan: New Areas of Economic Cooperation” with Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) at Kuala Lumpur. The delegation consisting of key members of Keizai Doyukai was led by Mr. Nobuhide Hayashi, the new ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) Chairman (former Chairman of Mizuho Bank). Led by Tan Sri Dr.

By |2019-12-24T12:43:17+08:00November 20th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

ASEAN Business Club held its inaugural ABC Dialogue with Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) titled ASEAN-Japan New Areas of Economic Cooperation

The ASEAN Business Club hosted its inaugural ABC Dialogue titled “ASEAN-Japan: New Areas of Economic Cooperation” with Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) at Kuala Lumpur. The delegation consisting of key members of Keizai Doyukai was led by Mr. Nobuhide Hayashi, the new ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM) Chairman (former Chairman of Mizuho Bank). Led by Tan Sri Dr.

By |2019-11-12T12:31:13+08:00July 29th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

ASEAN must chart a new vision to guide the bloc moving towards 2040 due to the changing externalities confronting ASEAN

Experts caution ASEAN must make the political commitment to address major external issues confronting ASEAN to ensure ASEAN centrality is not compromised. To achieve that, ASEAN requires enhanced policy capacity, policy coordination and steady institutional change internally; while also requiring coherent ASEAN strategies and engaging regional and global partners in collective leadership.

By |2019-11-12T12:30:41+08:00July 26th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments