Media

July 27, 2010

Japan’s Age of Plenty

Entrepreneurship has kept Japan’s economy from getting caught in the effects of demographic changes – and it can do the same in China. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

July 2, 2010

Steve Jobs and The Maker

Steve Jobs has been unceasingly steadfast in his defense of Apple’s operations in China – despite recent public uproar over factory conditions. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

May 21, 2010

South Korea’s Glide to a Green Economy

The rickety, ramshackle ways of the high-carbon economy are about to be replaced by the green economy, and South Korea, among other Asian nations, will be treading in success. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

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 28, 2009

環保建築 孰盈孰虧 (Building foundations for an energy-efficient world)

聯合國秘書長在北極呼籲世界就氣候變化問題採取行動,政客們卻爭議由誰來買單。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 26, 2009

Building foundations for an energy-efficient world (PDF)

Killer typhoons in Taiwan and on mainland China. A failed monsoon in India. The UN secretary general in the Arctic pleading for action on climate change as politicians bickerover the costs. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

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.