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September 27, 2010

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2010

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s fifth annual survey revealed that members are cautiously optimistic toward economic prospects for the coming 12 months. They see strong growth in Asia but are concerned about the weak recovery in the U.S. and Europe. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the

September 27, 2010

Mute Wonder

If this is the Asian century, where is Asia’s media voice? By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

August 2, 2010

Crisis? What Crisis?

Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford wrote a commentary for TIME magazine as a counterpoint to a cover story on Japan’s economic woes.

March 22, 2010

Why China’s Megatrends is a Disappointment

Famed U.S. futurologists failed to see just how bad their book on China would be. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford

November 18, 2009

Cautious Optimism Reigns In Asia

Despite a spate of wildly successful IPOs in China and surging equities markets across the region, Asian business leaders are only cautiously optimistic about prospects for the economic recovery.

November 28, 2008

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2008

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s third annual survey, conducted in September and October 2008, revealed members’ economic outlook and investment plans, as well as perspectives on 56 issues in the areas of energy and the environment, finance and business, macroeconomic and geo-political developments, and social trends affecting the Asian business environment and

October 22, 2009

China must keep its eyes fixed on the exit

China, like much of the world, is breathing a sigh of relief that economic disaster has been averted. Better-than-expected macro-economic data are driving growing optimism. But government officials and businessmen should not delude themselves: going back to pre-crisis ways would be a serious mistake. By Asia Business Council Chairman Qin Xiao.

October 1, 2009

Asia Business Council Members More Upbeat (PDF)

A survey by the Asia Business Council has found that its members–who are the chairmen and chief executives of leading Asian companies or multinational corporations – are significantly more optimistic about the economy.

September 29, 2009

Asian Businesses Embrace Optimism

Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market capitalisation of more than $1,000 billion.

September 27, 2009

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2009

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s fourth annual survey revealed that members have a more optimistic economic outlook and believe the worst is over. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the Asian business environment and the executives’ own businesses. Highlights of the survey findings are as follows: 67%

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