Press Releases

On June 8, 2018

ASEAN economic integration making progress but ASEAN must pursue a regional policy approach and concerted cross-sectoral efforts to fast-track integration

(From left) Hong Jukhee, Director of Operations, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute; Datuk Isham Ishak, Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and President of the ASEAN Business Club during the CARI Briefing session on “ASEAN Economic Community 2018 priorities
On May 30, 2018

ASEAN policymakers urged to intensify facilitation of skilled labour mobility and education reforms to address extreme skills deficit

(From left) Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran, Chief Executive of Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) of Malaysia; Chua Soon Ghee, Partner and Head of Southeast Asia of A.T. Kearney; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and President of the ASEAN Business Club; Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer of
On December 4, 2017

CIMB ASEAN Research Institute releases new publication “Advancing ASEAN in the digital age”: Prominent government and business leaders caution ASEAN’s readiness to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the coming decades

CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) launched new publication titled “Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age” at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 in Manila to commemorate ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary. Standing from left Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI; and Jose Ma. “Joey” A. Concepcion
On November 30, 2017

ASEAN policymakers to promote broader and deeper bond markets across ASEAN to cushion against external shocks

From left to right: Dr. Shu Tian, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation, Asian Development Bank; Ms. Maria Cynthia Petalcorin, Senior Economics Officer, Asian Development Bank; Mr. Kamarudin Hashim, Executive Director, Market and Corporate Supervision, Securities Commission Malaysia; Dr. Donghyun Park (Moderator), Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation, Asian Development Bank; Dr. Joseph E.
On November 30, 2017

ASEAN and Australian business must drive deeper engagement to capitalise on massive opportunities from the digital revolution

ASEAN Roundtable Series on Pivoting towards a new approach for Australia-ASEAN business engagement and growth in the digital age. Sydney, 21 November 2017 – Australia was ASEAN’s first dialogue partner in 1974 however, the economic relations between the two have not grown to its potential, especially with the populations of both nations being so closely
On September 20, 2017

Press Release: Brexit signals ASEAN integration must focus on economic relevance to avoid reversal of support

ASEAN Roundtable Series on “Lessons learned from Brexit: risks and opportunities for ASEAN?”   Kuala Lumpur, 20 April 2017 – ASEAN should remain focused on its economic agenda and not let political issues cloud its vision of integration. In view of rising protectionism globally, this was one of the key themes that emerged during a
On September 15, 2017

ASEAN business community looks for policy certainty and continued mutually beneficial trade relations with the U.S. under President Trump

ASEAN Roundtable Series on “Dealing with a changing world order: What will Trump’s economic and foreign policies mean for ASEAN?” Kuala Lumpur, 14 March 2017 – ASEAN businesses have urged President Trump’s administration to provide more clarity and certainty in U.S. trade policies for the benefit of mutual growth in the U.S. and ASEAN. A
On August 21, 2017

Press Release: ASEAN needs to deepen capital markets to unlock capital to fill funding gaps amidst slow ASEAN capital market integration

ASEAN Roundtable Series on “Deepening Capital Markets in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges” (L-R): Joydeep Sengupta, Senior Partner and Managing Partner for Asia–Pacific Banking Practice, McKinsey & Company; Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit Ajit Singh, Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia and Chairman of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of
On August 7, 2017

ASEAN Business Club inks Memorandum of Cooperation with nine Japanese business associations in Tokyo to form ASEAN-Japan Innovation Network (AJIN)

ASEAN Business Club inks Memorandum of Cooperation with nine Japanese business associations in Tokyo to form ASEAN-Japan Innovation Network (AJIN)     Tokyo, 7 April – ASEAN Business Club (ABC), together with ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) have entered into a cooperation with nine Japanese business associations to form the ASEAN-Japan Innovation Network (AJIN). AJIN
On July 19, 2017

Press Release: Belt and Road Initiative will enhance ASEAN connectivity but ASEAN must uphold its centrality

ASEAN Roundtable Series on “China’s Belt and Road Initiative in ASEAN: economic opportunities and ASEAN centrality” From left to right: Unny Sankar, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia; Dr. Zhang Miao, Research Fellow at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Michael Yeoh, Chairman of the