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: PBEC/Vina Capital Mid-Year Economic Review & Outlook for Vietnam 2024

Invitation to register for online webinar: On the 3 July 2024 at 10AM UK / 4PM Vietnam/Thailand / 5PM Hong Kong/Malaysia/Singapore & Philippines time, PBEC’s Vina Capital will host its Mid-Year Vietnam Economy & Market Review & Outlook Webinar. PBEC’s Michael Kokalari, Chief Economist, and Linh Vu, Head of Research, will review macroeconomic and stock market performance in H1 2024 and share their outlooks for the remainder of the year. After their remarks, a Q&A session from the audience will…

PBEC ABAC-APEC Briefing 2024

: Round-table briefing on APEC-BAC Meeting outcomes YTD & Autumn/Winter 2024 priorities outlook

The Pacific Basin Economic Council is hosting a round table dialogue with experts involved in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. We are joined also by The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members who are appointed by APEC’s 21 member economies to represent business interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The dialogue will feature ABAC representatives from Australia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as well as the APEC- Asia Pacific Economic Council Int’l Secretariat Executive Director. PBEC’s Chair, Andrew Weir MBE…

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: ICC/Milken Institute & Asia Global Institute release its Global Trade Modernization Index in Hong Kong – Apr 2024

PBEC CEO Michael Walsh was a special guest alongside ICC Senior Directors Pamela Mar and Sebastian Man as well as Ambassador Curtis Chan of Milken Institute Asia and the former Financial Secretary of HKSAR amongst others including PBEC’s Peter Burnett, HKMA and FSDC senior executives. The index showed country ranking for digital adoption in supply chains and friendliness for FDI’s. Singapore came out 1st, Hong Kong SAR 4th, Taiwan, ROC 10th and Malaysia 15th, Japan 17th and South Korea 18th…

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: PBEC went on the road and hosted two roundtable luncheons for members and guests and conducted a site visit in KL and HCMC in – Apr 2024

In Vietnam we attend the Horasis China meeting followed by hosting a roundtable luncheon at Lotte Hotel back in HCMC and welcomed PBEC members the likes of Ong & Ong, KPMG Vietnam, Bonds Group of Companies HK, RMIT University Vietnam, Sunwah Group Vietnam, VinaCapital, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, CRBE Vietnam, Act Renewable, International Engineering Solutions, Transportation Law Firm, CEL Consulting, ESG expertise, leading Internationally renowned Business and Politician Coach. When speaking and listening to several Chinese business leaders who came…

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: PBEC Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

In celebration of International Women’s Day last week, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) hosted a “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” gong-strike event, bringing together over 250 industry leaders. The event highlighted the leading role of capital markets in contributing to gender diversity and equality through affirmative actions. PBEC Chairman Andrew Weir moderated an all-female senior leadership panel discussion examining how capital markets can be doing even for to move the dial. PBEC supports all progress in…

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: PBEC hosted its first face to face social event in Singapore since pandemic reopening at PBEC’s Isola Capital new office – Feb 2024

To coincide with the Singapore Airshow and PBEC’s Board member Isola Capital opening its new office in Singapore, we hosted 35 members and friends of PBEC for networking drinks and canapes. A special thanks to Isola and to Jet Aviation for sponsoring this unique event. Guests included FEC Group Singapore, SAP Singapore, Bitmex, Microsoft, Airwallex, Stripe, UBS, Jet Aviation, several single and multi-Family offices, KPMG AsPAC, aviation specialists, wealth managers, lawyers, AON, Bombardier, Gulfstream & Isola Capital amongst others etc…

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: PBEC Members actively participated in policy recommendation dialogues and workshops at Horasis 2023 Asia Meeting held in Binh Duong, Vietnam in Dec 2023

The eighth Horasis Asia Meeting took place over 3-4th December in Bình Duong, Vietnam co-hosted by Binh Duong Province and Becamex IDC. The Horasis Asia Meeting has become the foremost annual meeting for Asia Pacific business leaders and their global counter-parts. The event offers businesses and government officials a platform to discuss a wide range of issues related to the economy. The meeting assembled over 600 delegates from government, businesses and civil society world-wide.\ The COVID pandemic has not ended…

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: PBEC’s key takeaways on Vietnam from Horasis Asia Meeting – Dec 2023

PBEC CEO Blog on Vietnam I have just returned to Hong Kong having finished attending and participating at this years Horasis Asia Meeting 2023 held once again in Binh Duong, Vietnam. For those of you who are unaware of this province, Bình Dương covers some 1,000 sq miles in landmass and has a population of over 3.25M according to latest consensus and is considered to be the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, the economic cultural centre of the country….

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: PBEC supported its strategic partner ICAEW 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Oct 2023

PBEC took a table and invited its members to attend the ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales 75th Anniversary gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Hong Kong on 26th October 2023. Over 300 guests packed out the ballroom on the evening and we were entertained throughout. We were delighted to welcome a large contingent of PBEC HK board of directors and members on the night, namely; Peter Burnett OBE BBS JP, Lester Huang SBS…