Press Releases

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
On December 15, 2016

Courtesy call on Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and cabinet ministers: ABC and KLBC member corporations eye Vietnam market

Courtesy call on Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and cabinet ministers: ABC and KLBC member corporations eye Vietnam market Hanoi, 9 December – The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) and Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) led a high level delegation for a joint business mission to Hanoi to explore trade and investment opportunities in
On September 24, 2016

Regional businesses welcome the strengthening of private sector’s role in AEC 2025 but call for tangible results

Regional businesses welcome the strengthening of private sector’s role in AEC 2025 but call for tangible results   KUALA LUMPUR, 24th April – ASEAN Business Club and regional companies expressed support for the ASEAN Economic Community 2025 Vision to realise a highly integrated community with a people-centred agenda. They welcomed the strengthening of private sector’s
On September 26, 2015

ASEAN Business Club to take up proposals of the Lifting-the-barriers reports with ASEAN decision-makers post 2015 to secure a more meaningful place for the private sector in the Asean economic integration process

ASEAN Business Club to take up proposals of the Lifting-the-barriers reports with ASEAN decision-makers post 2015 to secure a more meaningful place for the private sector in the Asean economic integration process KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 (Bernama) — The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) and CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) jointly launched the third set of
On September 22, 2015

President Aquino receives courtesy call of the ASEAN Business Club – invites ASEAN businesses to work in partnership for inclusive and sustainable prosperity and progress

President Aquino receives courtesy call of the ASEAN Business Club – invites ASEAN businesses to work in partnership for inclusive and sustainable prosperity and progress MANILA: President Benigno S. Aquino III received a delegation spearheaded by the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) at the Malacanang. Short Phillip Plein President Aquino called for active interaction among business
On September 14, 2015

Structured channels for private sector’s industry based input and participation critically missing in ASEAN – impeding real partnership for meaningful integration

Structured channels for private sector’s industry based input and participation critically missing in ASEAN – impeding real partnership for meaningful integration Singapore, May 14 – 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).