Press Releases

On September 26, 2018

ASEAN economic integration is making progress but further deepening of market integration and greater momentum are imperative to meet the AEC 2025 targets

(From left) Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and President of the ASEAN Business Club and Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Economic Community sharing their thoughts during the CARI Briefing session on “Progress, priorities and challenges of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)”. The briefing was organised by
On August 14, 2018

ASEAN must uphold rules-based free markets for trade and investment as a bloc in spite of potential short-term opportunistic benefits brought on by the U.S.-led trade wars

(From left) Roberto Benetello, Chief Executive Officer of the European Union (EU) – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Siobhan M. Das, Executive Director of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM); Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute and President of the ASEAN Business Club; Dr. Donald Hanna, Group Chief
On July 26, 2018

Holistic policy approach and adequate safety nets imperative to withstand possible crisis in ASEAN while structural reform is key to long term financial resilience

(From left) Dr. Hans Genberg, Executive Director of the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre; Frank Scheidig, Global Head of Senior Executive Banking of DZ BANK; Tan Sri Andrew Sheng, Honorary Advisor of CARI; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and President of ASEAN Business
On July 20, 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 July 20, 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 July 19, 2018

Review of trade and investment policies imperative to creating an inclusive ASEAN digital economy

(From left) Dr. Sufian Jusoh, Senior Fellow of CARI; Richard Bolwijn, Head of Investment Research Branch, Division of Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), UNCTAD; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI and President of the ASEAN Business Club; Dr. Deborah Elms, Executive Director of Asian Trade Centre and Foong Chee Keong, Group Head of Regulatory
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