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Singapore can play a leadership role in ensuring ASEAN’s forthcoming Pandemic Recovery Fund is linked to climate and sustainable development commitments
The pandemic has hit global trade at an extraordinary scale, challenging the modern supply chain and leaving many companies with liquidity concerns in the face of uncertainty. Ajay Sharma, Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC shares his insights on how companies can navigate this challenging period and mitigate their exposure to supply chain risk.
Join "on the ground" experts including the Singapore Economic Development Board as they share expansion and diversification opportunities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
When a recession hits, economies tend to become more protective by putting up trade barriers. But that isn’t an advisable option for trade-dependent Southeast Asia. If anything, now is the time for ASEAN members to open up further by joining multilateral trade deals such as CPTPP and RCEP.
Retaining and continuing its spirit of integration and collective reform is Southeast Asia’s best chance of a faster recovery writes Priya Kini, Head of Global Banking, HSBC Singapore.
Southeast Asia can lift its economic growth if the region’s business barriers in trade, sustainable infrastructure development, and the digital economy are removed, according to HSBC.
Cutting trade barriers, developing sustainable infrastructure, and creating a seamless digital region are necessary precursors for a more joined up ASEAN
New strategies are needed if ASEAN is finally going to crack the private sector investment class for its green and sustainable infrastructure needs
With the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) entering into force on 21 November, the race is on for Singapore businesses to convert this trade pact into commercial advantage.
HSBC’s recent Global Liquidity and Cash Management Forum held in Singapore captured the spirit of digital change that is sweeping through businesses, governments, and treasury in the ASEAN region.