Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor during COVID-19

We are pleased to share with our members the latest “Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor” issued by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This report documents and analyses investment policies response to the crisis. Below are the highlights.   Numerous countries around the globe have taken a variety of measures in support of […]

ICC webinar: Ethical marketing during COVID-19

The International Chamber of Commerce’s Academy is inviting interested parties to join its free ICC livecast on “Ethical Marketing During COVID-19” to be held on Wednesday 3 June 2020 at 9:00 am EDT – 3:00 pm CET – 6:30 pm IST – 9:00 pm SGT.     Misleading or false advertising in the context of […]

Predictions for the Global Economy, Mohamed el-Erian

  This is a global crisis, and yet we have seen a much lower level of global policy coordination than we did after the global financial crisis.   As the global economy emerges from lockdown, leaderships are grappling with a large number of momentous decisions about how to move forward, such as how to recover […]

ASEAN Policy Brief on COVID-19

The ASEAN Secretariat has released a policy brief on the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ASEAN. Key points include:     The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activities and upended lives, tapering growth prospects around the world. ASEAN member states have rolled out various measures to counter the impact of the pandemic. Stimulus […]

Reducing Supply Chain on China Won’t Be Easy

The global spread of COVID-19 has sparked a clarion call to diversify supply chains away from China. But its singularity as a manufacturing location will make it hard to find alternatives. The outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan in January highlighted the pitfalls of China as the dominant global manufacturer of record. A delay in […]

Is This Year One of an Economic ‘Lost Decade’?

Governmental measures to address coronavirus stopped economies in their tracks in unprecedented ways. For example, no one could anticipate the drop in demand for oil being as significant as it was. The latest economic data from the IMF suggests that coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns will cause the global GDP to shrink by at least 3% this […]

ICC survey for Asian Chambers of Commerce

CACCI forwards herewith the request from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for chambers of commerce in Asia to participate in a survey on the global response to COVID-19. This first global survey conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) ‒ a major step in the […]

CACCI members invited to EFMA’s webinars on Covid-19

CACCI is pleased to convey to its members an invitation of Efma, to participate in its upcoming webinars on the COVID-19 crisis. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to amplify, financial institution leaders are looking for strategies on how to organize, protect employees, and maintain financial services for their customers. To support you during these […]

COVID-19 exposed weakness in Risk Management

  Given the ruinous business costs of COVID-19 and the failure of public health authorities to effectively respond to COVID-19, we should explore whether there was more the business community could have done to manage its own risks. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how vulnerable companies are to systemic risk events — and how limited our […]

COVID-19 has killed public transport. How will it recover?

A man wearing a facemask for protective measures waits for the subway train on the platform as the spread of the COVID-19 continues. Transit agencies are struggling to maintain service levels, and many of them are making cuts or are planning to make cuts in the next month or two.     Photo: Adem Altan […]

Oliver Wyman’s New Covid-19 Website

CACCI is pleased to convey to its members and friends the invitation from Oliver Wyman, one of the Knowledge Partners of CACCI, to visit its new Covid website – referred to as the Coronavirus Hub – at https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/hubs/coronavirus.html.     As you are well aware, COVID-19 continues to spread around the world with new information […]

Mr. Anjum Nisar elected new President of FPCCI

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in December 2019 elected Mr. Anjum Nisar its new President whose term will be for the year 2020 till December 31, 2020. Mr. Anjum Nisar, who is former President of The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), is a seasoned businessman and has a […]

Trust: the most valuable asset of the Digital Revolution

The vast majority of technologies, processes and assumptions underlying the innovations that will lead to a more prosperous future rely on the use and flow of data. More and more information must be exchanged between the various actors in ever-growing ecosystems for the economy to continue to function. At the same time, however, the threats […]

“2020 Smart City Summit & Expo” on March 24-27, 2020 in Taipei

  CACCI forwards herewith an invitation to attend the “2020 Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE)” to be held on March 24-27, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. Organized by the Taipei Computer Association, the four-day event aims to accelerate the application of AI technologies in different areas such as transportation, healthcare, education, energy efficiency and sustainability, […]

Global FDIs remain flat in 2019: UNCTAD Report

According to the latest issue of UNCTAD’s Global Investment Trends Monitor, global foreign direct investment (FDI) remained flat in 2019, at $1.39 trillion, a 1% decline from a revised $1.41 trillion in 2018. This is against the backdrop of weaker macroeconomic performance and policy uncertainty for investors, including trade tensions. FDI flows to developed countries […]

Coronavirus: One step back for the global economy

For a second there, the global economy was off to a slightly better start for 2020. The U.S. and China finally inked an initial “phase one” trade deal that at least promised to pause hostilities for a while. That provided some much-needed respite for a world economy, which last year reached its weakest point since […]

The China-Japan Economic Relationship Is Getting Stronger

China’s Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) at a bilateral meeting during the 8th trilateral leaders’ meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in China’s Sichuan province. The reorientation of Japan’s economy toward China represents a paradigm shift. Photo: Wang Zhao-Pool/Getty Images   “If the relationship between China […]

Confrontations and Threats: The Prospects for 2020 and Beyond

Residents in the Sydney area were warned of catastrophic fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. The 2020 Global Risks Report outlines the intensifying confrontations and deepening long-term threats that 2020 will encounter.   Photo: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images   […]

Global challenges to prepare for in 2020

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Photo: A cargo ship prepares to dock at PortMiami as the United States and China continue their trade war. The new face of trade will be something to keep a close eye on in the new year. 2019 has been a whirlwind of upheaval and change around the world. The Altamar […]

Renewable Energy tops citizens’ demands for new infrastructure

The need to address climate change emerges as the most pressing demand in a survey of public attitudes on infrastructure across 28 countries. Three-quarters of citizens see investment in infrastructure as vital to their countries’ future economic growth, though 60% think their country is not doing enough to meet its infrastructure needs. The Global Infrastructure Index survey […]

Why did India suddenly pull out of the world’s largest trade deal?

After seven long years of talks, leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific nations finally reached an agreement on the world’s largest trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in Bangkok in November (the RCEP will likely be formally signed next year).   India’s Sudden About Face   China pushed to finalize the RCEP deal as it faces […]

CIPE Sessions at the 33rd CACCI Conference on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka

Delegates to the 33rd CACCI Conference to be held on November 26-27, 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh can look forward to another interesting and highly informative gathering, as this year’s program will feature special sessions to be organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).   The two sessions to be organized by CIPE are […]

“Regional Conference on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure in Asia-Pacific,” on December 3, 2019 in Hanoi

CACCI would like to convey to its members an invitation from Business at OECD (BIAC) to participate in the “Regional Conference on Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure in Asia-Pacific” to be held on December 3, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. As part of the OECD Southeast Asia Anti-Corruption and Business Integrity Project, the OECD is […]

As ASEAN enters an infrastructure boom, geopolitical and economic risks abound

Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images Photo: A newly launched bullet train undergoes a test run between Yancheng in Jiangsu province and Lianyungang in China. Southeast Asia is witnessing an infrastructure boom, through loans provided by Japan and China.   Southeast Asia is witnessing an infrastructure boom, with major projects approved in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and […]

The digital economy is boosting productivity — but official measures aren’t capturing the benefits

The new digital economy has become a key driver of United States economic growth and productivity. For instance, the real value added has grown at an average annual rate of 7.2% over the past 10 years — four times faster than GDP. The recent raft of technological advances has also led to the emergence of […]

No sign of a trade war resolution. How is China adjusting its supply chains?

In November 2018, BRINK spoke to Gary Gereffi, director of the Global Value Chains Center at Duke University, about what impact the U.S.-China trade dispute was having on global supply chains. We caught up with him recently to see how his view had changed over the last 10 months.     An interview with Gary […]

“Asia-Pacific Agribusiness Development and Matching Forum,” October 24, 2019, New Taipei City, Taiwan

CACCI would like to forward an invitation to its members from the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) to attend the “Asia-Pacific Agribusiness Development and Matching Forum” to be held on October 24, 2019 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. As a platform for international exchange, the Forum is expected to be attended by government officials […]

What’s the right balance of energy, security and sustainability?

Photo: Wind turbines spin next to an electric cable pylon as the sun sets near Schönwalde in eastern Germany. Renewable installations in the power sector now account for almost two-thirds of new generation capacity. An energy transition is unfolding around the world. In efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution, governments are installing […]

Is 5G technology bad for your health?

Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images Photo: A technician checks an antenna for the 5G mobile network service on the rooftop of a building in Seoul. 5G is designed to permit much faster transmission of data than present day 3G and 4G technologies. Pushback to technological revolutions sometimes arises in unexpected places. Case in point is the […]

ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs conclude energetic Summit in Bangkok

Thirty-six visionary young leaders of ASEAN gathered at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok on September 2nd and 3rd 2019 to share with other young businessmen their successes, failures, challenges, concerns, and future plans. Guided by a vision for a smart, sustainable and empowered ASEAN, the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival was attended by global change makers, […]

2019 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference on October 7, 2019 in Taipei

CACCI would like to convey to all its members an invitation to attend the 2019 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference to be held on October 7, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. Carrying the theme of “Secure and Trustworthy,” the one-day event serves as a platform for showcasing the achievements of international corporations operating in Taiwan as well […]

Blockchain promised a revolution. It’ll have to clear three governance hurdles first

(Photo: Giant letters, spelling out the word “blockchain,” are displayed at the Blockchain Centre in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. Blockchain is a relatively new technology with no predetermined governance structure.) Today, traditional digital platform companies are governed like most firms and institutions — one entity is in charge. It’s responsible for maintaining its platform, attracting users and fixing […]

VCCI conducts “Short Term Trade Finance and International Trade” in partnership with CACCI, ICC CR

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in partnership with CACCI and International Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic (ICC CR), conducted a workshop on “Short Term Trade Finance and International Trade” on April 17-18, 2019 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pavel Andrle from ICC CR led the workshop attended by over 350 […]

EU GDPR: A Look Back and Ahead

When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect one year ago this week, on May 25th 2018, proponents of the new law promised a profound change in data privacy protection. The sweeping regulation has not disappointed. Here’s a quick look at where we are one year later.   Open for Business   […]

Promises & pitfalls of 5G Technology

In December, the Federal Communications Commission will undertake the largest spectrum auction in U.S. history—putting 3.4 GHz of airwaves on the market to free up space for 5G communications. As the next generation in wireless technology, 5G promises to boost data speeds by up to 100 times, making it competitive with the fastest wired broadband […]

Electricity Grid Cybersecurity Will Be Expensive. Who Will Pay, and How Much?

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images (Photo: A figure looks at the dynamic map board showing power distribution through California’s electrical grids in Los Angeles, California. People rarely consider whether they’re paying the right amount to ensure that the lights come on when they’re needed.) Recently, a neighbor asked one of us whether Russia, China, North Korea […]

Kowloon CC invites CACCI members to 125th Canton Fair

Hong Kong – The Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is inviting CACCI members to participate in the 125th Canton Fair to be held from April 15 to May 5, 2019 in Guangzhou, China. The Canton Fair (also known as the China Import and Export Fair) is an international exhibition organized jointly by the Ministry of […]

Invitation to Cebu Business Month Innovation Expo on June 12-14

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is inviting CACCI members to the Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2019 Innovation Expo on June 12 to 14 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. The CBM is one of CCCI’s flagship projects held annually in order to inspire, promote and grow Cebu business by gathering […]

Greetings from the 11th World Chambers Congress

Rio de Janeiro – The ICC trusts that you’ve had an opportunity to learn about our upcoming 11th World Chambers Congress, the largest international gathering for chambers of commerce and their business members, from our news feeds. Need guidance or more information? The Congress team is here for you. Don’t hesitate to contact them. Register […]

Deadline extended for submission of nominations for the 2019 World Chambers Competition

Rio de Janeiro – CACCI wishes to inform Primary and Affiliate members that the deadline of submission of nominations for the 2019 World Chambers Competition has been extended to give all chambers the opportunity to send their innovative projects. The new deadline is on February 15, 2019. The 2019 World Chambers Competition will be held […]

Nepal Investment Summit – March 29-30 in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – CACCI members are invited to Nepal Investment Summit (NIS) on March 29-30, 2019 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu. The Summit aims to promote Nepal as a promising investment destination and brings together high-level government authorities, leading business executives from across the globe, senior officials of the international financial institutions, representatives of global […]

KCC Officers forge links with IEAT

Taipei – Secretary-General Mr. Peter Huang of the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) (4th from right, left photo) received key officers of the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce (KCC) during the latter’s visit to Taipei on January 25. KCC Permanent Chairman Mr. Conrad Lee (3rd from left), KCC Vice Chairman Mr. Ernest Yuen (4th […]

HKCBMIA newsletter – January edition available

Hong Kong – CACCI is pleased to send you herewith a copy of the January 2019 issue of the Newsletter of the Hong Kong Children, Babies, Maternity Industries Association (HKCBMIA), an Affiliate Member of CACCI. The newsletter can be downloaded HERE. For more information on HKCBMIA, please visit its website at hkcbmia.com.hk.

Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s report

  Washington D.C. – Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 16th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across […]

ASEAN Investment Report 2018 published

Singapore – CACCI is pleased to share with its members a copy of the ASEAN Investment Report 2018, which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held in Singapore on November 12, 2018. The ASEAN Investment Report is an annual report analysing investment and related issues in the region. It is prepared under a […]

Jamshed Jumakhonzoda – Tajikistan CCI’s new chairman

Taipei – The Director General of CACCI, Mr. Ernest Lin, extended a congratulatory letter to Mr. Jamshed Jumakhonzoda, the new Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan (CCIRT.) The text of the missive is as follows:        

New Economic Plan will ensure confidence on Turkey – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay

Istanbul – Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said during the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd CACCI Conference held on November 23-24, 2018 that “by applying powerful and practical action plans against the speculative attack on the Turkish economy, the New Economic Program will be firmly implemented for 2019-2021 to ensure confidence on Turkey as a global […]

MNCCI CEO becomes 1st Mongolian to receive Golden Camel Award

Hunan – Mrs. M.Oyunchimeg, CEO of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and Vice President of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), has been awarded the SRCIC Golden Camel Award alongside five people including Mr. Jemal Inaishvili, President of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) […]

“Strengthening Global Trade Through Reform”

Joint Statement of the Global Chamber Platform 16th Annual Gathering, 4th October 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina   This year’s Global Economic Report released in March, visibly underlined the confidence of the Global Chamber Platform (GCP) in sustained economic growth for 2018. At a juncture in which world growth is slowly picking up steam after a […]

Lub-rref renews BAB Accreditation

Dhaka – Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Ltd., a lifetime member of CACCI, has recently received its renewed Accreditation Certificate from Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB). Through this achievement, Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Ltd can perform test of all type of Petroleum Products in its laboratory situated in Chattogram, Bangladesh and issue test report that will have global acceptance. It is […]

Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) – New CACCI Affiliate Member

Taipei – The Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) is the newest affiliate member of CACCI. We welcome IEAT to the growing CACCI family! Established in 1947, the IEAT represents businesses engaged in import-export trade. With some 5,700 members, IEAT is the largest importers and exporters association as well as one of the most […]

HKCBMIA – New CACCI affiliate member

Hong Kong – The newest CACCI Affiliate Member is the Hong Kong Children, Babies, Maternity Industries Association Ltd. (HKCBMIA). Established in September 2016, the HKCBMIA aims to: (a) build up the data base of the industry to promote and enhance information exchange among its members; (b) organize business teams in Hong Kong and abroad to […]

ASEAN launches Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN)

Singapore – ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ASEAN BAC PH) Chairman and ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) Founding Chair Joey Concepcion officially launched AMEN in Singapore last August 27, 2018. ASEAN BAC PH Chair Concepcion was joined by ASEAN BAC 2018 Chair Robert Yap together with ASEAN CSR Network CEO Thomas Thomas and ASEAN […]

FICCI to hold 15th edition of CAPAM

Mumbai – The 15th edition of the Annual Capital Markets Conference – ‘CAPAM 2018’ – is being organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on 11 September, 2018 at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. CAPAM is recognized as the leading and most sought-after capital markets event in India and it […]