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June 28, 2010
Business Travel Shows Signs of Improved Demand

Signs from across the business travel industry are showing consistent improvement with demand, giving some pricing power back to suppliers, particularly airlines. Airfare rates are holding steady and business travelers are trickling back t...
June 23, 2010
Survey: China Outpaces Europe & U.S. On Economic Optimism

A first-of-its-kind poll of business travelers from four major economies commissioned by Marriott Hotels & Resorts indicates that 2010 may be shaping up as a year of transition from economic pessimism to greater confidence. More than 60% o...
March 10, 2010
US-ASEAN Business Council Announces New Website

The US-ASEAN Business Council marked the official launch of its new and upgraded website today, a comprehensive source of information about the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Consistently updated with t...
February 24, 2010
2010 Starts Strong For Asia's Travel Industry

Thanks to a strong performance in the last quarter of 2009, 2010 is off to a good start for Asia's travel industry . Abacus International, a 22 year veteran of the travel industry and Asia's leading travel facilitator, reports that emergi...
August 13, 2009
Odyssey magazine - 2009 Media Kit

Click on the link above for a copy of Odyssey magazine's 2009 Media Kit: Odyssey magazine is a global news & information resource publication devoted to all aspects of the "business" of business travel; meetings, incentives, conventions ...
May 22, 2008
RBC Extends Commercial Banking Services Into Europe, Asia/Pacific

With 28 per cent of its small business and commercial clients already doing business around the world, and a further 10 per cent looking to do so within the next two years, RBC is extending its integrated global financial services throughou...
September 29, 2006
The Kuoni Group Acquires Asian Trails Holding Ltd

The Kuoni Group is continuing its acquisition strategy in Asia with the purchase of Asian Trails Holding Ltd, one of the leading destination management companies in Southeast Asia. Asian Trails, whose operational head office is based ...
November 21, 2005
Public Relations Plus Program - PRPP

The Public Relations Plus Program (PRPP) offered by all Business To Business Travel Websites (Asia Pacific News; Central & South America News; Europe, Middle East & Africa News; and, North America News) is a simple, inexpensive but effectiv...
November 18, 2005
Mary Robinson To Chair World Business Awards Panel

Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland, has agreed to chair the selection panel for the 2006 World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals. Dr Ro...
July 04, 2005
Top Travel Industry Figures Back Leaders In Sydney Summit

Two of Australia's most influential travel industry executives have joined the forthcoming Leaders In Sydney summit, lending their support as corporate ambassadors ahead of the prestigious event. Graham Turner, founder and managing director...
October 17, 2003
US Business Center @ APEC Opens

American companies are making a strong statement about their confidence and commitment to the Asia Pacific region, announcing the opening of the US Business Center @ APEC in Thailand as the annual Summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Coopera...
July 15, 2003
US-ASEAN Business Council Board Expresses Confidence

The leading U.S. investors in Southeast Asia today expressed confidence in the prospects for business in ASEAN. The increased sense of optimism on the region's prospects come as the SARS disease appears to be contained - ASEAN itself has be...
November 19, 2002
U.S. Business Hails Completion Of U.S.-Singapore FTA Negotiations

The US-ASEAN Business Council has hailed the completion of free trade negotiations between the U.S. and Singapore. The Council noted that the agreement will not only boost trade and investment between the United States and Singapore, but wi...
October 10, 2002
U.S. Business Says Capitol Hill Singapore Caucus Is A Good Idea

The US-ASEAN Business Council has lauded the establishment of the Singapore Caucus, an informal group of U.S. legislators that will provide a forum for focus and discussion on the United States relationship with Singapore. The Council is Am...
July 25, 2002
HKTDC And hongkong.com Form Partnership For SMEs

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and hongkong.com Corporation (July 23) jointly announced a partnership to provide local SMEs with a SMS (Short Message Service) service platform for the Greater China Region. This is a further c...
June 07, 2002
No Other Cities Can Replace Hong Kong Say Mainland Private Enterprises

Mainland private enterprises (MPEs) consider no other city-either on the mainland or elsewhere in Asia-can replace Hong Kong as an international commercial and financial centre, says a Trade Development Council (TDC) survey report released ...
May 30, 2002
ASEAN Secretariat/US-ASEAN Business Council AFTA Tariff Database

The ASEAN Secretariat and the US-ASEAN Business Council have unveiled an on-line database that will allow importers and exporters to quickly and easily check tariff rates for goods shipped within the ASEAN region under the Common Effective...
May 21, 2002
This Website Under Re-Development May 17-21

We are completing a number of changes and enhancements to this and the other websites in the Business To Business Travel Websites Group between May 17 and May 21. The changes will result in a more efficient website with speedier functionali...
April 24, 2002
U.S. Business Holds Dialogues With Senior Philippines Officials

The US-Philippine Business Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council is leading a Business Mission comprised of senior executives from seventeen American companies to the Philippines from April 22-25. On this mission, the US-ASEAN Business...
March 15, 2002
US Business Team Completes Tour Of Malaysian States

A delegation of US private sector companies led by The Honorable Marie T. Huhtala, US Ambassador to Malaysia and US ASEAN Business Council president Ernest Z. Bower completed a four day, four city tour of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur today. T...
March 08, 2002
US Ambassador To Lead Delegation To Sarawak, Johor, And Penang

The U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and the American business community have devised a unique approach to building ties between Malaysia and the United States - they will take to the skies and roads of Malaysia, and visit four cities from March...
February 25, 2002
US-ASEAN Business Council Calls For Stronger U.S.-ASEAN Ties

The US-ASEAN Business Council has released a paper calling on the Bush Administration and the Congress to explore ways to expand and deepen United States engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Council argue...
February 12, 2002
Australia Is No Island, Says ICC President

Australia can become a regional economic leader, but only if it keeps itself open to trade and investment and fully integrates into the global economy, said ICC President Richard McCormick on a visit to Australia. Writing in the Australi...
February 02, 2002
The Executive Center for Global Leadership

The Bali Hilton International was chosen as a prestigious venue for the official launching of the "Executive Center for Global Leadership" on Saturday, February 2, 2002. The official opening was performed by The Minister of Industry and Tra...
December 14, 2001
PM Thaksin Tells U.S. Companies: Thailand is Open for Business

Washington, D.C.: Thailand's Prime Minister Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra met (December 14) with American business leaders to discuss his vision for the Thai economy and to identify priority areas for new economic activity, particularly investment...
November 29, 2001
Japanese Travel Business Executives Meet In Hawaii "Freedom To Travel"

In a drive to boost Japanese tourism to Hawaii after the post September 11 slump, a group of Japanese travel business executives together with Hawaiian travel industry representatives will hold a special tourism conference in Honolulu, Hawa...
November 29, 2001
US-ASEAN Business Council Outlines Business Priorities

The US-ASEAN Business Council participated in a discussion of business issues in the ASEAN region during the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue, held in Washington, DC. In a series of presentations on key business issues in the region, the Council emphasi...
November 20, 2001
TDC: Hong Kong A "Risk-Manager" For Overseas Firms In China Market

Rapidly growing numbers of overseas companies are using Hong Kong as a platform, a partner and a risk-manger to capitalise on opportunities in the Chinese mainland, UK business leaders were told (November 19). Chairman of the Trade Developm...
November 09, 2001
World Business Leader Hails Impending Chinese Admission To The WTO

President of the International Chamber of Commerce, American businessman Richard D. McCormick, has hailed the impending decision by the World Trade Organization to admit China as "an historic event of enormous positive implications for the ...
October 30, 2001
APEC Tourism Working Group To Meet In Ayutthaya, Thailand

About 50 senior officials of national tourism organisations from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies are to convene for the 19th Tourism Working Group Meeting in Ayutthaya during November 21-23, 2001. A study being comp...
October 03, 2001
US-ASEAN Business Council October 8-11 Business Mission to Thailand

The US-ASEAN Business Council has announced a 22-company business mission to Thailand from October 9-11, 2001. Planning for this mission began well before the tragic events of September 11, but the Council and its member companies agreed th...
September 26, 2001
ABAC Report Urges Acceleration of Trade and Investment Liberalization

Business leaders from around the region are urging the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum to accelerate trade and investment liberalization as a way of tackling the global economic slowdown. In its annual report, released in...
September 17, 2001
US-ASEAN Business Council Urges Regional Integration

U.S. business leaders said they were committed to expanding their trade and investment ties with Southeast Asia, and recommended strong and immediate moves for the region, most importantly swift economic integration, to compete with China a...
September 14, 2001
U.S. Business Holds Dialogue with ASEAN Investment Ministers

The US-ASEAN Business Council (www.us-asean.org) met September 13 with the ASEAN Investment Area Council (AIA). The AIA is comprised of the ten ASEAN countries' ministersresponsible for investment. Although shocked by the terrorist attac...
September 12, 2001
AMCHAM Statement On The Terrorist Attacks On The United States

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong deplores the inhumane acts of terrorism on the United States yesterday and extends our deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved and to those injured in the attack. We are as stunned a...
August 31, 2001
International Chamber Of Commerce: Developments On 3 Continents

Ghana will host the first ICC regional conference of 2001 for ICC's regional conferences in Africa, Asia and Latin America are well advanced. All three focus on regional business development - attracting foreign investors, mastering interna...
August 07, 2001
US-ASEAN Council Board of Directors Meet in Kuala Lumpur

The US-ASEAN Business Council concluded a two-day series of meetings with the Malaysian government and private sector leadership today, after holding its annual board meeting in Kuala Lumpur. The highlights of the group's visit included mee...
July 25, 2001
US-Indonesia Business Committee Ready to Work with New Government

Washington, DC. The US-ASEAN Business Council's US-Indonesia Business Committee expressed its enthusiastic support for the peaceful transition that has unfolded in Indonesia and looks forward to working with the newly installed administrati...
July 20, 2001
AmCham Welcomes NTR-China Vote Outcome In U.S. Congress

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) welcomed the defeat of a resolution in the United States House of Representatives that would have overturned President Bush's June 1 decision to extend Normal Trade Relations (NTR) to C...
June 04, 2001
Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong To Give Keynote Address At U.S. Ambassadors Tour Annual Dinner

Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will give the keynote address at the U.S. Ambassadors Tour annual dinner, to be held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, on Tuesday June 12th. The event will include approximately 400 senior execut...
May 25, 2001
AMCHAM Returns From Washington; Cautious Optimism On NTR Renewal

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the unconditional renewal of Normal Trade Relations (NTR) for China following a week-long series of meetings with senior-level officials...
May 23, 2001
Nokia To Expand Jiangxi Mobile Communications' GSM 900 Network In China

Nokia has signed an agreement with Jiangxi Mobile Communication Corporation for the supply of equipment and services to expand the Chinese operator's GSM 900 network. The agreement, valued at 70 million USD, represents the largest single ne...
May 11, 2001
AMCHAM Leaders To Highlight Importance Of US-China Relations

AmCham Chairman Paula DeLisle will lead a delegation of senior Hong Kong Chamber members to Washington DC this Sunday (May 13) to highlight the importance of stable US-China relations, including the renewal of Normal Trade Relations (NTR) s...
May 10, 2001
ATC To Improve Communication, Consultation And Customer Service

The Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) is revamping its interaction with tourism businesses to help strengthen its partnership with the industry in Australia, ATC Deputy Managing Director Bill Calderwood said today. Speaking at the 2001...
May 07, 2001
APEC Business Advisory Council to Meet May 17-19 in Moscow

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the private sector arm of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), will hold its second meeting of 2001 in Moscow, May 17-19. Earlier, at its meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in February, ...
May 02, 2001
Major Post-Olympics Drive Hits Top Gear

Some of the most crucial players in the success of the Sydney Olympic Games have today kicked off a major drive to win business for Australian companies. Sandy Hollway, Bob Leece and Rod McGeoch have helped launch Australia's major post-...
April 06, 2001
US-SEAN To Cooperate On Trade-Related Standards & Conformance Issues

ASEAN Secretary-General Rodolfo C. Severino Jr. yesterday signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on Trade-Related Standards and Conformance Issues with the United States Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Donald L. Evans. The signing of...
April 05, 2001
Third Apec Automotive Dialogue Meeting Bangkok, Thailand

The third APEC Automotive Dialogue Meeting was held in Bangkok on 3-5 April 2001. It was attended by over 200 representatives from thirteen APEC economies (Australia,Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the ...
March 20, 2001
Hong Kong vs Shanghai - Competitors or Partners?

Hong Kong and Shanghai are strategic partners serving as engines for growth in the Asia-Pacific region and gateways to China, rather than head-on competitors, says the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC) Chief Economist, Mr Edward...
March 19, 2001
New ICC Website Aids Understanding Of Incoterms 2000

ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) today opens a new website to assist traders to understand Incoterms, the standard trade definitions most commonly used in international contracts. Among the best known Incoterms are EXW (Ex works)...
March 05, 2001
AMI Partners Releases New Japan Research Findings

Japanese Small Businesses have faced difficult challenges during the past decade's recessionary environment. One tactical way forward, many have decided, lies in expanded Internet and networking technologies, according to the annual Asia Pa...
March 01, 2001
Growing Hong Kong's Core Business - Trade: TDC Chairman Peter Woo

Keynote Address By TDC Chairman Peter Woo AT Trade and Industry Department Conference on "Opportunities for the Business Sector in a Changing Global Business Environment" Introduction I'm delighted to be here. Trade and Industry Depa...
February 05, 2001
American Companies To Meet President Arroyo In The Philippines

Some of America's leading companies will visit the Philippines from February 25-March 1, 2001 to meet President Gloria Arroyo Macapagal and her new Cabinet. They intend to seek opportunities for new business, underline their commitment to t...
January 25, 2001
Globalization Trend Drives Need For Accurate Translation Protocols

Recently Pepsi's slogan, "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" was translated into "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave" in Chinese. Hunt-Wesson introduced its Big John products in French Canada as "Gros Jos" before finding out...
January 18, 2001
US-Indonesia Business Committee Announces Opening of Jakarta Office

The US-ASEAN Business Council's US-Indonesia Business Committee has announced the opening of a Jakarta office to help better serve its US Fortune 500 corporate membership. The new office has been given the full backing of Indonesian Amba...
January 16, 2001
FedEx Express To Acquire Airbus A380-800F

FedEx Express plans to acquire the A380-800F, the new high-capacity, long-range aircraft from Airbus Industrie. FedEx Express will take delivery of ten of the aircraft beginning in 2008 providing superior service capabilities in key interna...
January 04, 2001
AmCham China Conference 2001

The American Chamber of Commerce's 8th Annual China Conference will review developments in the areas of the investment and financing options, tax and dispute resolution as each is affected by China's entry into WTO. The speakers will highli...
January 02, 2001
The Asian Wall Street Journal Launches New Daily Section

The Asian Wall Street Journal today introduced a new daily section entitled Networking. While the Journal's first section covers readers on today's business and its Money & Investing section on today's markets, Networking analyzes tomorrow'...
December 20, 2000
Microsoft Top Multinational Company In Asia In Review 200 Survey

Computer-software giant Microsoft remains the leading multinational company doing business in Asia for the sixth year running, according to the Far Eastern Economic Review's eighth annual survey of corporate leaders: Review 200: Asia's Lead...
December 19, 2000
American Express Assumes Chairmanship of US-Malaysia Business Committee

The US-ASEAN Business Council announced today that American Express will serve as Chair of its US-Malaysia Business Committee in 2001. Geoff Bruce, President - Asia/Pacific/Australia for American Express International, Inc. has agreed to re...
December 19, 2000
Globalization Is A Race To The Top, Not To The Bottom

In a letter in today's Financial Times, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Secretary General Maria Livanos Cattaui exposes the myth that globalization is a 'race to the bottom' and points out that countries with high labour standards a...
December 13, 2000
Oracle E-Business Provides Access To Dun & Brad's Global Business Info

Oracle Corp. today announced the integration of Dun & Bradstreet's intelligent business information with the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite. The offering will enable companies to quickly access customer information from Dun & Bradstreet's datab...
December 13, 2000
Galileo International Appoints New Transfer Agent

Galileo International, Inc. and its Board of Directors have appointed LaSalle Bank National Association of Chicago as its new transfer agent. Effective Dec. 18, LaSalle Bank replaces ComputerShare Investor Services, LLC (formerly Harris Ban...
December 13, 2000
ICC: Closer Business Alliance Forged On E-Commerce Issues

CEOs of some of the world's largest companies have joined forces with the International Chamber of Commerce in a drive to boost e-commerce. Jean-Marie Messier of Vivendi and Steve Case of America Online, Inc are among CEOs and directors of ...
December 08, 2000
American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong 2000 Business Outlook Survey

In the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, optimism and confidence in Hong Kong's economy and business environment is growing, according to the American Chamber of Commerce's 2000 Business Outlook Survey released today. Commenting o...
November 27, 2000
ASEAN Summit Highlights

Summary The annual informal ASEAN Summit concluded in Singapore this weekend with pledges to study several new regional cooperation initiatives. ASEAN, along with China, Japan, and Korea, agreed to form a working group to study a proposa...
November 17, 2000
US-ASEAN Businesses Council Ready to Work for U.S.-Singapore FTA

The US-ASEAN Business Council today applauded the agreement between President Clinton and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong to pursue negotiations on a U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two leaders agreed to the negotiati...
November 15, 2000
Worldspan's Sue Powers To Address Business Today's Conference

Worldspan's senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide E-Commerce will be a keynote speaker at Business Today's 26th Annual International Conference, sponsored by Princeton University's Foundation for Student Communication. The ...
November 06, 2000
U.S. Business Delegation To Vietnam

A delegation from leading U.S. companies will travel to Vietnam November 16-21 in conjunction with President Clinton's historic visit to that country. The mission - organized by the US-Vietnam Trade Council and the US-ASEAN Business Council...
November 01, 2000
AmCham Welcomes Hong Kong's Rating as World's Freest Economy

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) today welcomed the announcement that Hong Kong has retained its top ranking as the world's freest economy in the "2001 Index of Economic Freedom" by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall...
October 17, 2000
EnCompass Globalization, OurChina.Net Join Forces

OurChina.Net, a leading provider of B2B e-commerce platform technologies for the Chinese market, and EnCompass Globalization, a premier provider of international operations outsourcing services for U.S. companies, have signed a strategic pa...
October 11, 2000
TDC Committed To Serving SMEs In China's WTO Era

The Trade Development Council (TDC) Chairman, Mr. Peter K. C. Woo affirms the Council's dedication to serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China's WTO era. At the opening ceremony of the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong...
October 11, 2000
The Wall Street Journal Online Passes Half Million Subscriber Milestone

Dow Jones & Company today announced that The Wall Street Journal Online passed the 500,000-subscriber milestone as of September 30, 2000. The leading subscription publication on the Web, WSJ.com has steadily attracted new subscribers since ...
October 07, 2000
Green Leaf Hotel "Save Money...Save The Environment"

Korn Thapparangsri, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister presided over the 2nd Green Leaf Certificate Presentation which Phuket Arcadia Resort Hotel represented by Resident Manager, Supachai Ubolthani has been awarded...
October 06, 2000
ASEAN Economic Ministers And The EU Trade Commissioner Statement

1. The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the European Trade Commissioner held their consultations on 6 October 2000 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Consultations was co-chaired by H.E. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Mini...
October 05, 2000
U.S. Businesses Meet with ASEAN Economic Ministers

The US-ASEAN Business Council held a dialogue last night with the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) to discuss economic and commercial issues of regional impact. In a wide-ranging exchange of views, senior executives from 25 American companies...
October 04, 2000
Global Investment Flows Are Higher Than Ever

Inflows of foreign direct investment are likely to exceed $1,000 billion this year compared with last year's figure of $865 billion, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reports. This compares with only $58 billion as rece...
October 03, 2000
The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking Through Japanese CorporateCulture

In The Rice-Paper Ceiling, a new paperback from Stone Bridge Press (Berkeley, CA), Rochelle Kopp, international management consultant, provides the surprising statistic that over 700,000 Americans are currently employed by Japanese companie...
September 23, 2000
Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting

Senior officials from the 21 APEC member economies on Saturday concluded two days of talks during which they finalized preparations for the annual meetings of APEC ministers and economic leaders in Brunei Darussalam in November. Themes r...
September 19, 2000
AmCham Welcomes US Senate Approval Of PNTR Legislation

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) welcomed the passage of legislation (September 19, US time) in the US Senate, granting permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status to China. "PNTR for China is one the most signif...
September 05, 2000
United Parcel Service To Release ASEAN Air Express Industry Study

Mr. Jim Kelly, Chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service, and Chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council, will release the results of a major study on the air express industry in Southeast Asia at a press briefing on September 11th. The brie...
August 09, 2000
MeetChina.com

MeetChina.com, China's leading eCommerce cross-border trade platform announced today the completio of a US$30 million Series C financing round lead by Citicorp Capital Asia. Other investors include Archipelago Group, Ayala Internet Ventu...
July 20, 2000
East Asian Foreign Ministers To Meet

Foreign Ministers from thirteen East Asian countries are scheduled to meet in Bangkok on 26 July in an effort to advance the region's cooperation agenda launched by their heads of state and government in Manila last year. The East ...
July 18, 2000
ICC Worldwide New Business And Environment Website Goes Online

ICC introduces a new website about business, the environment and sustainable development. The site provides full information on management techniques, innovative approaches and what environmental excellence and sustainable development mean ...
July 18, 2000
UN Body Commends Incoterms 2000

The United Nations trade law agency has recommended worldwide use of Incoterms 2000, ICC's standard trade definitions, in international trade transactions. The UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the UN body that harmoni...
July 13, 2000
US-ASEAN Business Council Lauds Trade Agreement With Vietnam

The US-ASEAN Business Council today applauded the agreement reached between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments for a trade pact between the two countries. The Council is the premier organization in the United States representing American b...
July 05, 2000
HK TDC Chairman Outlines Strategic Roadmap For Hong Kong

The Chairman of Trade Development Council, Dr. Victor K Fung, (July 5) called on Hong Kong companies to act now to capture the new wave of opportunities in anticipation of China's impending accession to the World Trade Organisation. Dr. ...
June 30, 2000
AmCham Hong Kong "International Business In A Global Market"

Thirty-six top business-major students from leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States have been selected to participate in the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's millennium Business Or...
June 29, 2000
China's WTO Entry Brightens Trade Prospects

Hong Kong's single biggest economic and trade opportunity remains China, whose impending entry to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) signals the next wave of opportunity, according to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council,...
June 14, 2000
Asia-Pacific Trade Agenda: Building Confidence & Credibility

PECC Statement delivered at APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade 6-7 June 2000, Darwin, Australia. From 6 to 7 June, delegates of Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) were present at the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Coop...
June 07, 2000
Motorola Wins Over $123 Million Worth Of GSM Cellular Business in China

Motorola Inc's Network Solutions Sector (NSS) has signed a US$123.5 million digital cellular network expansion contract in China's Hunan Province with China's Hunan Mobile Communication Corporation (Hunan MCC). Under the terms of contrac...
May 31, 2000
APEC Business Advisory Council Meets in Beijing

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the official voice of the private sector in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), held its second meeting of 2000 in Beijing, May 25-28. This is the first ever ABAC meeting in China. Following ...
May 25, 2000
15TH ASEAN-US Dialogue, Kuala Lumpur, May 25, 2000

The 15th ASEAN-US Dialogue is a meeting of ASEAN and US officials co-chaired by Datuk Abdul Kadir Mohamad, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Malaysia and Mr Ralph L Boyce, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for E...
May 25, 2000
Hong Kong TDC On U.S. Vote To Grant PNTR To China

Hailing the US House of Representatives vote, the Chairman of the Trade Development Council, Dr. Victor K Fung, said it meant that greater certainty in US-China trade was a crucial step closer, along with expanded opportunities for Hong Kon...
May 25, 2000
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Applauds PNTR Success

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) welcomed the passage of legislation today (May 24, US time) in the US House of Representatives, granting permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status to China. AmCham firmly believes...
May 22, 2000
Improvement in China's Investment Environment A "Win-Win" Situation

Further improvements in China's investment environment will be a driving force for the long-term economic development of the mainland and Hong Kong, securing the current "win-win" situation, said the Chief Economist of the Trade Development...
May 22, 2000
AmCham Returns From PNTR Mission In Washington DC

Supporters of the drive to grant China permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status with the United States made considerable progress in their efforts last week, according to a high-level delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce i...
May 05, 2000
WTO's Moore Calls On Congress To Welcome China Into World Trading Order

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Mike Moore, today called on the United States Congress to vote for permanent trade relations with China. He said this would give American business the benefits of a more open China an...
May 05, 2000
WCICC Corporate Environmental Excellence Finds Its Reward

The International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP) today presented a dozen companies twith he first business awards for environmental achievement. The winners were companies of all sizes. They ranged...
May 04, 2000
WCICC Business Supports Kofi Annan's Global Compact

Business speakers at the World Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce reacted positively to the challenge of the Global Compact on shared core values between business and the United Nations proposed by United Nations Secretary Ge...
May 04, 2000
WCICC Business Conference Is Upbeat On World Economic Growth

Against a background of healthy economic growth in most regions of the world, business concerns are focussed on safeguarding the -based multilateral trading system as protectionist sentiment rises. This was the overall assessment of gove...
April 18, 2000
US-ASEAN Business Council Delegation Meets with Malaysian Cabinet Officials

A US-ASEAN Business Council delegation of forty-seven (47) senior executives from twenty-four (24) US companies has been meeting with Malaysian Cabinet officials and business leaders for the past two days to discuss how American business ca...
April 12, 2000
Amcham Chairman Testifies At Congressional Hearing On PNTR And WTO For China

A positive vote for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) for China will allow American businesses and workers to reap the full benefits of the historic US-China WTO accord reached last Fall, enhance US China trade relations, advance Chin...
March 27, 2000
Singapore Hosts 17th APEC Transportation Meeting

Singapore will be hosting the 17th APEC Transportation Working Group Meeting (APEC TPT-WG) from 27 - 31 March 2000. The meeting will bring together 250 senior transport officials from the twenty-one APEC economies. The APEC TPT-WG provid...
March 23, 2000
Businesses Must Harness Technology To Bring Success - Mr Tung Chee Hwa

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, said today (March 23) that he was confident that Hong Kong industries would be able to continue to respond effectively through the market and that their shrewd business sense would help Ho...
March 16, 2000
Tung Chee Hwa To Visit Canada

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, will visit Canada between April 1 and 5 to reinforce close economic and business ties and to meet with government leaders, jou...
March 14, 2000
Canadian Chamber Of Commerce, Hong Kong Launches Ambitious Internet Initiative

Expanded Web Site the Centrepiece of Wider "Backing Business" Program The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong recently (January 27) unveiled a revised and expanded web site designed to be the centerpiece of an ambitious new program...
March 10, 2000
5th Annual Britain in Asia Pacific Conference Sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank

Chairmen and Executive Directors from 25 British Chambers of Commerce, in 18 Asian Pacific countries, met to discuss the future of 40 billion pounds of regional trade with the UK. From Sunday 5th March to Wednesday 8th March 2000 the Britis...
March 07, 2000
APEC Business Advisory Council: Facing Globalization The APEC Way

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) reaffirmed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum's (APEC) model as a way of responding to the challenges of globalization during three days of meetings in Bangkok, from the 25th to 27th Februa...
March 02, 2000
Oracle Is Top Asian E-Commerce Provider

Oracle Corporation has been picked as the most favored electronic commerce provider in a recent survey of decision makers across Asia. The survey, conducted by ITAsia, the Asian region's leading magazine for IT management in large enterpris...
February 15, 2000
Better Hong Kong Foundation Hails Business & Technology Mission to U.S. and Canada

Hong Kong: A Better Hong Kong Foundation delegation has just returned from a visit to Canada and the United States where they met with government officials, congressmen, policy advisors and business leaders to discuss Hong Kong issues. The ...
January 27, 2000
Better Hong Kong Foundation Delegation to United States and Canada

***Better Hong Kong Foundation Continues to Promote Hong Kong as an International Finance Center Organizes High-Level Delegation to United States and Canada to Discuss High Technology... The Better Hong Kong Foundation organized a high-l...
January 20, 2000
ERNST & YOUNG AUSTRALIA: CAPTURA'S FIRST AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMER

Captura(r) thas announced that Ernst & Young Australia will implement the new Internet-based travel and expense management solution, Captura Expense(tm), as part of a corporate initiative to re-engineer business processes to create a world'...
November 18, 1999
PBB GLOBAL LOGISTICS -LED DELEGATION TO VISIT KEY CHINESE CENTERS

PBB Global Logistics is leading a one-of-a-kind private trade mission to China, that will link North American traders with key Chinese contacts and allow them to establish personal relationships and business ties in this burgeoning market....
September 27, 1999
NAVIGANT INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES FIRST TRAVELCORP

Navigant International, Inc. one of the nation's largest suppliers of corporate travel services, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of First Travelcorp, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. First Tr...
June 28, 1999
HONG KONG ECONOMIC & TRADE OFFICE: MONTREAL BUSINESSMEN URGED TO INVEST IN IT IN HONG KONG

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government in Canada, Mr. Donald Tong, (June 28) told business people in Montreal the territory's plans to revive its eco...
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