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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.
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Vietnam should galvanise ASEAN to support the call for world economic peace during ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship
Kuala Lumpur, 14 January 2020 – Vietnam, as the ASEAN Chair for 2020, will focus on enhancing ASEAN solidarity, economic integration and identity while being more responsive by promoting ASEAN pro-activeness, under the ASEAN 2020 theme, “Cohesive and Responsive”.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ASEAN lacks effective measures and decisive political determination to address Non-Tariff-Barriers (NTBs) thus hurting the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)
Panellists speaking at the ASEAN Roundtable Series on the topic of “Future of ASEAN Trade: Tackling Non-Tariff-Barriers in the New World Trade Order” organised by CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) concurred that current measures to address NTBs in ASEAN were underdeveloped and stronger political will among ASEAN member states is
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Experts attribute Southeast Asian countries’ ‘hedging behaviour’ to external uncertainties, while cautioning that the lack of cohesiveness among ASEAN member states may cost ASEAN’s centrality in the new trade order
Experts speaking at the ASEAN Roundtable Series on the topic of “How does ASEAN navigate the new trade [dis]order?” organised by CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) traced the roots of hedging behaviour and identified lack of cohesiveness as some of the weaknesses that ASEAN has to overcome while navigating the
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Deputy Minister Dr. Ong Kian Ming: Malaysia is committed to multilateral trade pacts and ASEAN must demonstrate the collective political will to pursue shared prosperity through the acceleration of economic integration
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Dr. Ong Kian Ming, said that the present administration is committed to expediting the economic integration of ASEAN as laid down in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025. Despite the fiscal challenges facing the present Malaysian government,
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