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On August 28, 2015

LTB Reports : Set Up Regional Joint Aviation Authority To Harmonise Standards

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) — The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) and CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) call for the setting up of a regional joint aviation authority (JAA)-type body to drive harmonisation of standards. The recommendation was one of the 10 made by ABC and CARI in its Lifting-The-Barriers (LTB) Reports 2015 for the
On August 28, 2015

ASEAN Members Should Practice More ‘ASEAN Minus X’ Approaches

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) — ASEAN member states should practice more “ASEAN minus X” approaches in overcoming certain issues regarding tariff barriers, says ASEAN Business Club president Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid. He said it was not necessary to wait for all the 10 countries in ASEAN to agree on each issue before it
On August 14, 2015

Gupta of DBS ‘disappointed’ with pace of Asean financial markets integration

As appeared in Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank, the largest Southeast Asian lender, is not satisfied with the pace at which smoother links can be created within the 10-member state regional grouping. “I’m disappointed with the pace of Asean financial markets integration,” said Gupta at the Asean Business Club forum held on May
On May 15, 2015

Bankers lament slow pace of ASEAN integration

As appeared in Channel NewsAsia SINGAPORE: Two top bankers in the region on Thursday (May 14) expressed their frustration and disappointment with the slow pace of economic integration in countries from the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN), which they attributed to a lack of political will. “We are disappointed with the pace of progress
On May 15, 2015

Dorong UKM, Asean Business Club (ABC) Teken MoU Dengan USAID

As appeared in, SINGAPURA—Asean Business Club (ABC) menandatangani nota kesepahaman dengan United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mengenai mekanisme pendanaan usaha mikro, kecil, dan menengah. “Mereka sudah banyak melakukan banyak riset mengenai usaha mikro, kecil, dan menengah . Jadi, dengan adanya nota kesepahaman ini, UMKM di Asean bisa mendapatkan akses bisnis, terutama
On May 15, 2015

Airlines should push for regional aviation regulator: AirAsia boss

As appeared in todayonline Airlines in South-east Asia should band together and push for a regional aviation regulator to be set up which will ensure common standards and set ASEAN on its path of achieving a single aviation market, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said. Mr Fernandes, who had previously called for a regional regulator, yesterday
On December 9, 2014

ASEAN business community should embrace the AEC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asean business community should embrace the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and prepare adequately to maximise the potential it offers. AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Asean Business Club (ABC) Forum 2014, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said businesses have a responsibility to make the AEC happen and should not wait
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