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September 30, 2018

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2018

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council annual survey of members was conducted in July 2018 and yielded a response rate of 81%. Collectively, respondents indicated the lowest optimism and highest pessimism in their outlook for the year ahead since 2008. Heightened threats of an escalating U.S.-China trade war is by far the most

September 30, 2017

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2017

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s twelfth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2017. With an overall response rate of 85%, the majority of members (55%) are expecting business conditions to remain about the same in the next 12 months. Additional highlights: Optimism is at its highest level in three years,

September 30, 2016

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2016

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s eleventh annual survey of members was conducted in July 2016. About half of the respondents believed business conditions will remain the same in the next 12 months. Almost a third expected improvement and a fifth expected conditions to worsen. Concerns included economic, political, and social uncertainties, particularly

October 19, 2015

Optimism Fades Among Asian Business Leaders: Asia Business Council Survey

The annual Asia Business Council survey showed that only 22% thought that business conditions would improve over the next 12 months. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

September 30, 2015

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2015

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s tenth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2015. Over half of the respondents, who are Chairmen and CEOs of Asian businesses, think business conditions will remain roughly the same in the next 12 months. Compared to 2014, more are expecting business conditions to worsen, and

September 29, 2015

Anti-Ivory In Hong Kong: ‘Broken System Greased With The Fresh Blood Of Innocent Elephants’

Markus Jebsen might be known in Hong Kong for his family’s 120-year-old trading business, which imports Porsches and owns Blue Girl beer. But Jebsen, who split from the family trading firm to form MF Jebsen in 2002 is making a name in environmental issues. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

August 12, 2015

China’s Risky Bet On Devaluation: Are China’s Leaders Turning Their Backs On History?

We can only guess at the pressures China’s policy makers must be under to have made the decision to devalue the Renminbi on August 11. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford.

September 11, 2015

When Donald ‘I Know China’ Trump Met His Match On A Hong Kong Golf Course

Some of the big-money crowd in the former British colony saw what a cautious side of Trump, more pussycat than tiger. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark Clifford

March 25, 2015

China’s Digital Economy Goes Global

The rise of digital technology businesses has the potential to transform the Chinese economy. Digital innovation is becoming the country’s new driver of growth, raising national competitiveness, incomes, and living standards. As China is reaching the point where the rise in wages has made China less cost-competitive as an exporter, the country is attempting to

September 30, 2014

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2014

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s ninth annual survey of members was conducted in July 2014. Common themes that emerged were a renewed confidence in the recovery of the U.S. economy, and concerns over China’s continued growth, geopolitical tensions in the region, and challenges of technological disruption in a changing marketplace. 55% of