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03 Jan: 2019 Asian Financial Forum

The Asian Financial Forum (AFF) brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. In 2018, over 100 internationally respected leaders in government, financial and business sectors gathered for groundbreaking discussions about opportunities and challenges facing Asia. The eleventh AFF attracted more than 3,000 participants from 46 countries and regions, about 85% of them were CEOs and senior decision makers. Around 400 journalists…


09 Jul: PBEC Pulse – July 9th 2018

There has been lots of comment and analysis over the past four days. Here is a collection of varying views … The US-China trade war has begun Senior Fellow David Dollar gives an update on the U.S. tariffs directed at Chinese steel and aluminum that go into effect today, and makes predictions on how both countries’ economies will be affected by the ensuing trade war. Please click here to have the full radio. The US-China trade war is about to get…


06 Jun: Belt and Road Summit 2018

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018 Venue: Hong Kong Convention Center The third edition of the Belt and Road Summit jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will be held on 28 June 2018 in Hong Kong. Under the theme of “Collaborate for Success”, the Summit will be further enhanced with stronger business elements, highlighting the deeper and closer collaboration among businesses along the Belt and Road.


01 May: PBEC Member News

PBEC Member – Stephen Riady, the executive chairman of property group OUE, became a patron of the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) with effect from June 1, 2018. The appointment is honorary with no executive functions. Tony Tan Keng Yam, the former president of Singapore, became the first chief patron of the shareholder watchdog group in October 2017. “Dr Riady has supported SIAS investor education programmes and he has the heart to promote knowledge in our investor community,” said SIAS…


18 Apr: Belt and Road Summit 2019

Date: Wednesday – Thursday 11-12 September 2019 Venue: Hong Kong Convention Center The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. The Summit gathers senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities. 2018 Highlights 80 prominent international speakers ~5,000 distinguished government officials and business leaders ~100 delegations 230 investment projects…


03 Aug: PBEC Director Moses Cheng featured in SCMP

More mainland Chinese buy insurance policies in Hong Kong, and the watchdog is taking notice Insurance Authority chairman Moses Cheng has an extraordinary job ahead of him: regulating an insurance industry that has grown enormously thanks to China’s investors Moses Cheng Mo-chi, the first chairman of Hong Kong’s new Insurance Authority (IA), was already enjoying a beckoning retirement before being called out by the government to establish the insurance watchdog agency. At 67, Cheng has seen a lot of change…


06 Sep: How a historic Pacific trade route can foster better China-Latin America ties

Germán Muñoz says as China revives Silk Road links, the 16th-century ‘Silver Way’ offers a template for enhanced multilateral cooperation, development and integration President Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road” initiative – a hugely ambitious attempt to link all of Eurasia via trade and transport infrastructure and procedures – has consolidated, among others things, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. References to the Silk Road are not coincidental: they evoke a time that predates…