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Dato Vijay Eswaran, Founder & Executive Chairman of QI Group joins PBEC

We welcome our newest Corporate Member Dato Vijay Eswaran, Founder & Executive Chairman of QI Group based in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Vijay Eswaran is a prominent Malaysian entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist and author. He is the founder and Executive Chairman...
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Aviation partner’s CEO captain Mark Burby heads up another successful disrupter project

As CEO of Aviation Partners Captain Mark Burby is a seasoned creator of disrupter model businesses. He started adult life as a Royal Marine Commando operating in one of the most elite Special Forces military units. Upon completing specialist military...
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PBEC Member Praxis-IFM – Global private client firm in talks to merge with Oak Group as part of its turnaround strategy after a poor annual result.

A NEW team heading one of Guernsey’s biggest financial services companies is helping turn around a financial loss – after ‘shortcomings’ in its acquisition strategy and organisational structure. PraxisIFM chairman Andrew Haining noted how the senior management team, led by...
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PBEC Member Takami Corp Japan & Hawaii – 53 By The Sea a Hawaiian Restaurant run by Takami Bridal wins first prize in the seafood category of the 111-Hawaii Awards 2020

53 By The Sea, a Hawaiian restaurant run by TAKAMI BRIDAL (Headquarters: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Representative Director Shigemitsu Takami), a comprehensive bridal company that produces high-quality weddings such as domestic and overseas weddings and wedding dresses. (Fifty Three by the Sea)...
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PBEC Member Top Glove Corp – Capacity reached 90 billion pieces

Top Glove Corp Bhd announced its annual rubber glove production capacity had reached 90 billion pieces as at October 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic led to robust demand for its products to curb the spread of the outbreak. Top Glove...
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PBEC Member Pelangi Publishing Group – Plans to take the firm private

Shares in Pelangi Publishing Group Bhd rose to its highest in seven months following a privatisation offer from its controlling shareholders. The textbook publisher rose 19.23%, or five sen to 31 sen, highest in seven months. The controlling shareholder, Datuk Sum...
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PBEC Member Raffles Family Office – Raffles family office partners with Italian football club Juventus

Raffles Family Office, a Hong Kong-based wealth management firm, has signed a three-year partnership with Juventus, the famed Italian football club. The agreement means the family office will be the Juventus' regional partner in Asia across five markets, including China, Hong...
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The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2020

A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit The Covid-19 pandemic has provided a stark and painful reminder of why the concept of sustainable trade is so critical. The primary principle which underpins sustainable trade is balance – balance between economic...
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Henley & Partners Q4 Passport Index Report released powered by IATA

The Henley Passport Index is the original and most authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations, giving...
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PBEC Chairman Emeritus Warren Luke’s son Bryan the President & CEO interviewed by Hawaii Business

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices and other physical locations. As of mid-June we have been able to return to normal operating hours at all of our branches on O‘ahu, Maui and the...
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Supply Chains Reimagined: Recovery and Renewal in Asia Pacific and Beyond

Global supply chain disruption is both a cause and effect of the major global market slowdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This disruption has amplified existing supply chain digitalization and diversification issues for Asia Pacific companies and global...
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2ns Resource piece by Members: Silk Road Associates & Baker McKenzie

Sourcing Shift hits China Export Market Share China’s global market share for consumer goods was down 4 percentage points in 2019 US-China trade relations have accelerated a shift in global sourcing, with the East Asian country having lost global export...
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Gensler tops the 2020 best US Architecture firms

Comparing revenues from the previous year, Architectural Record lines up annually a list of the Top 300 U.S. Firms. Based on the 2019 data, Gensler tops again the selection, for the ninth year in a row, and Perkins and Will takes the second position. Third,...
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The Sands China bullish on Macau future despite the ongoing Covid disruption

Sands China, Las Vegas Sands’ Macau-based integrated resorts subsidiary, saw revenue plummet 81.0% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, with visitor numbers plummeting due to travel restrictions to the Chinese special autonomous region. However, the operator said it...
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Atkins wins Innovation Award for Tuen Mun to Chek Lap Kok Link in HK

SNC Lavalin Group member Atkins has won the 2020 Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Innovation Award for a world first cofferdam design approach on the Tuen Mun-Check Lap Kok Link project in Hong Kong. Due to the complex ground conditions,...
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VinaCapital on an Investment March during Covid-19 Q3 2020.

VinaCapital has acquired a 30 percent stake in Thu Cuc International General Hospital in Hanoi for $26.7 million. An indirect subsidiary of the fund management company, Singapore-based Aldrin One Pte. Ltd., bought the stake, and the hospital’s charter capital rose...
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