September 8, 2017Nazir: Right time to strengthen Asean amid global uncertainty
THE current uncertain global environment is an opportune time for Asean member states to find ways to strengthen and help one another, says Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, chair of both World Economic Forum Asean Regional Strategy Group and Asean Regional Business Council. “Given the external environment today, we should reflect
December 15, 2016ASEAN business leader urges listing of major regional projects
Munir Majid, President of the ASEAN Business Club, proposed on Thursday the listing of regional infrastructure projects to boost liquidity. "There are a few very bankable projects," said Munir, suggesting that their flotation on regional stock markets would stimulate foreign direct investment. At a business roundtable organized by the ABC and its
September 26, 2016Keputusan EAEU perlu dapat konsensus ASEAN
ASEAN akan meneliti potensi perjanjian perdagangan bebas (FTA) dengan Kesatuan Ekonomi Eurasia (EAEU) pada mesyuarat pegawai kanan ekonomi ASEAN (SEOM) Ogos ini. Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, Datuk Serf Mustapa Mohamed berkata, rundingan dengan pihak Rusia dan empat negara EAEU akan dijalankan selepas mendapat konsensus daripada kesemua negara anggota ASEAN.
September 26, 2016Regional businesses welcome the strengthening of private sector’s role in AEC 2025
Private sector engagement with leaders and ministers in the past has seen insufficient progress in the removal nontariff barriers. The next phase must focus on tangible outcome, with the private sector working through Asean bodies from the bottom up as well. We call for the inclusion of private sector experts
September 23, 2016ASEAN: ‘The rhetoric about one vision and one community is just that’ – Nazir Razak
ASEAN was never intended to be that deeply integrated, the Chairman of CIMB Group Nazir Razak has told a group of business leaders at Asia House. Mr Razak explained that when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations came together 49 years ago in Bangkok it was “about the Cold War
September 22, 2016Tony Fernandes receives ‘Fourth Pillar’ award from US-Asean business council
AirAsiaGroup CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has received another accolade after he was recognised by the US-Asean Business Council with the 'Fourth Pillar' award for contributing to the growth of US-Asean relationships.
September 16, 2016“ASEAN Economic Community in 2025” by Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak.
By the time this essay is published, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will have become reality, an important milestone in the long and winding road to the economic integration of ten ASEAN economies. However, the AEC has fallen considerably short of the target of “a single market and production base,
September 16, 2016Business clubs on joint mission to Hanoi
The Asean Business Club (ABC) and Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) led a highlevel delegation for a joint business mission to Hanoi to explore trade and investment opportunities in Vietnam. The business mission was headed by Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed and was
August 26, 2016Two chapters in RCEP agreement to conclude in June: Mustapa
Economic and technical cooperation chapters will be the firrst two chapters to be concluded during the 13th round of negotiations, ahead of plans to seal the deal by year-end. "Negotiations on consolidated text are being expedited," he told an Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2025 dialogue session. The RCEP regional trade
August 15, 2016WEF Launches ASEAN Regional Business Council, Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak Appointed As Its Inaugural Chair
Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak has been appointed the inaugural chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Regional Business Council (RBC) which was launched on 25 October 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The RBC is made up of 25 Asean businesses and 30 global companies, who will focus on areas such as