AEC presents opportunities and challenges

On September 23, 2014

AEC presents opportunities and challenges

With 2015 just around the corner, few expect the initial vision of an Asean Economic Community (AEC) to be fully realised by the end of next year as targeted. But Singapore’s businesses – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – cannot afford to put off considering the impact of a common market on their future.
On September 23, 2014

ASEAN Business Club Forum highlights the importance of dialogue between public and private to realize ASEAN integration

September 09, 2014 – More than 300 leaders from top businesses from 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). The critical consideration derived from the forum was the
On September 15, 2014

On the cusp of change

Scion of prominent malaysian political family set CIMB group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia 0912-asia-P32-Interview-on-the-ceo-of-CIMB-bank Nazir Razak’s office has one of the most beautiful and serene views of Kuala Lumpur. Overlooking a sprawling public park more than 100 years old, the view offers a refreshing panorama of the bustling city
On September 15, 2014

Unlocking 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. China’s billionaire population is now the world’s second largest at 152, trailing only the United States, which has
On September 15, 2014

Regional 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 Cheung Kong Graduate School of
On September 9, 2014

Lay out strategy for AEC, urges business club

KUALA LUMPUR: 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. He said Malaysia, the Asean chairman in 2015, should further push the country’s aspiration and contribution to making the AEC a more