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18 Sep: APEC CEO Summit 2022 Registrations will close soon– Urgent Action required

For those of you wishing to attend this years APEC CEO (In person) Summit in Bangkok on the 16-18th November 2022, you are kindly requested to register your interest via this link below. It also provides you with the latest delegate fee package costs. All applicant approvals or denials for receiving an official invitation by the organisers this year will be sent out to you directly via your registered email. I therefore ask you to urgently complete the registration process,…

07 Sep: PBEC Trade Report September 2022

Issue: 024: September 2022 PBEC Trade Report September 2022 INDIA READIES NEW FOREIGN TRADE POLICY: India is finalizing a new foreign trade policy. CommerceS ecretary Subrahmanyam was reported by The Hindu that the new policy would be unveiled on September 30. It would be part of a package to boost exports. An FTA with the UK could also be finalised soon. NEW ZEALAND TO REVIEW DAIRY QUOTAS: New Zealand is to review its dairy quota allocation system in ab id…

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13 Aug: The Value Prop Episode 16: A Macroeconomic Investors view on Asia and the Pacific with Anson Chan

Brief Description: We are joined this episode by Anson Chan Chairman and CEO of Bonds Group of Companies. A respected Hong Kong businessman, Mr. Anson Chan has accumulated a variety of management and investment experience. Bonds Group of Companies owns both commercial and residential properties in prime locations of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Britain, Canada, USA and Singapore. Before joining his family business, Mr. Chan was an associate director in the proprietary investment group of Nomura International, the Japanese leading…

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13 Aug: The Future Of Work In The Digital Economy – Technology, Education, Talent And Training

Dear PBEC Members, I am pleased to share a wonderfully insightful recording of the LIVE dialogue session PBEC moderated on “The Future of Work in the Digital Economy – Technology, Education, Talent and Training”, at the recent hybrid World Digital Economy and Technology Summit co-organised by the PBEC and hosted by the KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific at the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 28-29 June 2022. From a PBEC perspective we are interested in three main trends being observed across Asia Pacific. The final share…

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31 Jul: Why crypto disruptors and central banks can work in harmony

  There are obstacles to be overcome, but the time is coming soon when both traditional and digital forms of currency will be trusted and accepted by all JULY 2022 Arturo Bris Director of the World Competitiveness Center and Professor of Finance at IMD Business School For an asset to be a medium of exchange it must be fully accepted by all, and this is the role that central banks play. Photo by Dmitry Demidko on Unsplash. The basic principle…

31 Jul: As China flexes its muscles in the Indo-Pacific, Canada and Australia must step up

  China is posing many challenges to the Indo-Pacific region in 2022. How should Canada and Australia respond? JULY 2022 Margaret McCuaig-Johnston Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa John Garrick University Fellow in Law, Charles Darwin University Neither Canada nor Australia currently has a comprehensive strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. But it’s essential that both develop one given the rapidly evolving environment in the area. First, NATO recognised the importance of the region at…

31 Jul: Week in China – Column 10

By Steven Irvine – Founder, CEO & Editor ‘Week in China’ ECONOMY, TALKING POINT A terrible second quarter China’s ‘zero-covid’ policies take toll on its 2022 growth target Jul 2022 (WiC 594) ‘Zero-Covid’ means zero growth. That was one way of responding to China’s latest economic data at the end of last week, which showed that GDP growth slowed to 0.4% in the second quarter compared to a year ago. It was the second worst performance in 30 years and trailed only…

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31 Jul: KPMG Report – Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific 2022

A digital revolution is driving growth across Asia Pacific, transforming the way we live, work and do business. It is little surprise that this region is blazing the digital trail for the rest of the world: Demographically — Asia Pacific has a growing population, a growing workforce and a growing consumer class Digitally — It is home to a fast-growing population of digital natives Dynamically — A combination of better access to the internet, growing prosperity and improved education has…

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31 Jul: PBEC Associated Hong Kong Government Honour Awardees 2022

PBEC Associated Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) Winners 2022     Dr WONG Ying-wai, Wilfred, GBS, JP Dr WONG is awarded GBM for his distinguished public service, particularly his tremendous contributions to the development of arts and culture, and the creative industry in Hong Kong. As the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts and Development Council (HKADC) since 2011, Dr WONG has steered the HKADC in introducing arts spaces to meet the demand of arts practitioners, reforming the grants schemes, and bringing…

31 Jul: PBEC Bi-Monthly Meeting Held July 2022

  PBEC.org · PBEC Bi – Monthly Meeting July 2022 PBEC – Pacific Basin Economic Council held its latest Bi-monthly meeting in July 2022 chaired by its Chairman Andrew Weir JP MBE. In attendance were several Board of Directors and members who expressed their views on the latest business sentiment and Government policy updates from PBEC chapters based in Hong Kong, Hawaii USA, Australia, Manila, Canada and Malaysia. Discussions included: Chairman remarks – regional updates and economic outlook. PBEC update…