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ASEAN waits for RCEP ratification – and post-pandemic integration

Published 07 September 2021 by Juita Mohamad Given the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 variants and political instability in the region, the RCEP may not come into full force until 2022. As the free trade agreement seeks to transform existing global value...
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The Virtual APEC Business Travel Card or Virtual ABTC approved

The majority of PBEC members would be holders of the physical ABTC card, which has been in a state of suspension during Covid-19. But as we come out of this pandemic its important to have used the time wisely to...
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2021 Mid-Term Review: APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap 2016-2025

Business Assessment of Outcomes and Recommended Roadmap Adjustments Research Report for the Services Taskforce ABAC Regional Economic Integration Working Group Release date 29 April 2021   Executive summary: There is now a larger number of APEC economies that are more...
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KPMG China release its Hong Kong Banking Report 2021 ‘Embracing Change, driving Growth’

KPMG’s 33rd annual Hong Kong Banking Report reviews the overall sector’s financial highlights in 2020 and analyses key metrics for the top 10 locally incorporated banks in Hong Kong. It also examines key industry themes such as ESG, transformation, wealth management...
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Gensler release 2019 Workplace Survey:

New workplace data from the Gensler Research Institute uncover the right degrees of openness for an office design, and how to invest in work-focused amenities — including coworking — that result in higher employee engagement, business performance, and profit. The Gensler...
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PBEC keynote by Altoo CEO Martin Stadler – Simplicity for Complex Wealth

Digital solutions are becoming a must-have offering to private clients and high net worth families from asset managers and advisors. We hear from Martin on how his solution the Altoo Platform became a reality and unique tool for helping his...
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A PBEC Dialogue with D-Construct on Space Technology and the Commercialisation of Low Earth Orbit

Speaker bios here:Renee Talk Time - D-Construct Webinar Description: PBEC's Renee Pan from UK/EU office sat down with senior leaders from D-Construct experts in the field of Aerospace Technology amongst other things. Speakers bios: With Over 20 years of experience...
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Humankind is going back to the Moon by PBEC Member Christophe Bosquillon & Moon Village Association

 View slide deck here: Chris part slides. pptx Webinar Brief Introduction: Humankind is going back to the Moon – both via robotic and crewed missions, led by the U.S. and China, while other space powers position for a piece...
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Quick Takes: Biden’s 100-day Supply Chain Review

The Biden administration has just completed its 100-day review of supply chain vulnerabilities. Here are some initial observations on the main outcomes outlined in the 250-page report: The scope of the review is extremely broad and its objectives are remarkably...
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Techno-nationalism via semiconductors: Can chip manufacturing return to America?

China’s increasingly competitive relationship with the US and its allies is accelerating strategic decoupling, reshoring, and ringfencing throughout the landscape for semiconductors, the ‘brains’ essential for almost every industry of the future. Today, microchip manufacturing is disproportionately concentrated in Asia, especially...
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