September 15, 2014Unlocking private sector potential
While China may have been catching up with some of the world’s rich countries when it comes to creating billionaires, one paradox remains: It has made limited progress in developing global behemoths like IBM, Samsung and Apple.
September 15, 2014Regional 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
September 9, 2014Lay out strategy for AEC, urges business club
Asean Business Club (ABC) Co-Chairman Datuk Nazir Razak has urged the government to lay out Malaysia’s strategy for the Asean Economic Community (AEC), which will be a reality from next year.
September 9, 2014ASEAN business club forum highlights the importance of dialogue between Public and private to realise ASEAN integration
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).
August 22, 2014ASEAN chiefs fear rising protectionism
The chief executives of some of the biggest companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have warned that efforts to create a liberalised economic zone for the 10-member bloc are faltering amid signs of rising protectionism and without commitment from Indonesia, the bloc’s largest member.
August 22, 2014ASEAN focusing on non-tariff barrier removal
Companies can look forward to more seamless customs procedures as ASEAN member countries continue to work together towards greater economic integration, said Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang. As part of efforts towards realising the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, ASEAN countries have made progress with virtually all
May 27, 2014ABC Delegation to Manila 2014
The ASEAN Business Club led a delegation to Manila on the 21st of May, the highlight of which was a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino.The delegation began with a Corporate Networking Brunch, which was hosted by the Bank of the Philippine Islands and the Ayala Corporation, at the Fairmont
September 29, 2013Continuing tension worries top banker, THAI
As anti-government protests drag on, some top businesspeople are voicing concerns about the potential damage to regional competitiveness and the all-important tourism industry, but at least one rating agency says there is no reason to panic yet. Kasikornbank chairman Banthoon Lamsam deplored the inability of the country’s leaders to do
September 25, 2013Launch of Lifting-The-Barriers Reports
The third and final phase of the Network ASEAN Forum 2013 will be the consolidation of all research and discussion materials from Phase I and Phase II. The aims and objectives of the NAF was to provide a platform for private and public sector to come together and align their
September 24, 2013QE tapering not bad for ASEAN economies, says Tharman
The current volatility in the financial markets underscores the need for the US Federal Reserve’s winding down of stimulus to be gradual and managed carefully.