The UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid addressed the delegation at Asia House, at the UK-ASEAN Dialogue organised by Asia House in collaboration with CIMB ASEAN Research Institute and the ABC.
ASEAN Business Club UK Visit 2015
The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) led a high-level delegation for a visit to London to explore two-way investment opportunities between ASEAN and the UK. The highlights of the visit included a roundtable meeting with the Right Honourable the Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury at the UK Prime Minister’s office at No. 10, Downing Street.
Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award 2015
Malaysian banking executive Nazir Razak has been honoured with the Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award at a glittering gala dinner held at Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. The 48-year-old chairman of CIMB Group was selected for the prestigious annual award for 2015 in recognition of his impressive business credentials, contributions to ASEAN and moral leadership.
The Launch of Lifting-The-Barriers Reports 2015
The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) and CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) jointly launched the third set of Lifting-The-Barriers (LTB) Reports yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, held alongside the 47th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting.
Special Dialogue with Prime Minister of Vietnam
The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) hosted a special dialogue with H.E. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam today in Putrajaya, Malaysia in conjunction with his official two-day visit to Malaysia. Aimed at strengthening trade relations between Vietnam and Malaysia, the exclusive dialogue was held in partnership with the CIMB Group, Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam in Malaysia, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia and MATRADE.
5th Annual ABC Gala Dinner
The ABC Forum 2015 ended with its fifth annual Gala dinner held alongside the forum, featuring a keynote address on the topic “Why I believe in ASEAN” by accomplished Singaporean diplomat – HE Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry Foreign Affairs, Singapore.
ABC Forum 2015
The private sector urged ASEAN governments to provide well-structured regional channels to provide real sectoral input to policy makers in order to realize the vision of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The sentiment is strongly reflected by over 300 leading regional corporate leaders and policy makers attending the 3rd Annual ASEAN Business Club Forum with the theme “Road to ASEAN Integration” here in Singapore.
The ABC inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at the ASEAN Business Club Forum 2015 to jointly launch a research grant programme aimed at providing actionable research on policies and business procedures to expand SME access to finance. The collaboration, called “Building Linkages: ASEAN SME Finance Research Program”, gained initial support from six participating member banks of the ABC, namely CIMB Bank, Bank Muamalat Malaysia, DBS of Singapore, Bank of Philippine Islands, KBZ Bank of Myanmar, and Citibank of Singapore.