Sectors Economy & Trade

Ports acting as a catalyst for development in Malaysia’s southern Johor state
The economy of the Malaysian state of Johor is thriving. A large portion of Johor’s economic activity is facilitated by the maritime transportation sector. Johor Port, the b...
Dubai Chamber opening office in Shanghai, aims to grow UAE trade with China & South East Asia
Hamad Buamim is the President & CEO of the Dubai Chamber. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Dubai’s economic relationship with South East Asia and China, Dubai Chamber'...
Japanese-Malaysian bilateral relationship continues to strengthen, more FDI opportunities sought
Dr. Makio Miyagawa is the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Japan, FDI opportunities, and...
CreditBPO Founder & CEO Lia Francisco on how credit ratings can increase access to bank loans & financing for SMEs
Lia Francisco is the Founder & CEO of CreditBPO, which leverages information technology to improve the visibility, operational efficiency, and credit worthiness of SMEs in the...
Philippine Chamber President on the Philippines growth story & upcoming ASEAN integration
Alfredo M. Yao is the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), the voice of business in the Philippines. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the u...
Evercore Asia Chairman Stephen CuUnjieng on the Philippines & ASEAN competitiveness
Stephen CuUnjieng is the Chairman of Evercore Asia, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. He spoke with The Prospect Group about today’s economic realities...
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on ASEAN trade, the future of Proton & 1MDB
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. He spoke wit...
MIDA CEO says manufacturing is still the backbone of Malaysia
Dato’ Azman Mahmud is the CEO the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services se...
Malaysia improving economic resilience; on track to meet 2020 income, investment & job targets
Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala is a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and CEO of Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), an organization t...
JFCCT Chairman Stanley Kang on Thailand and the AEC
Stanley Kang is the Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), an umbrella body for foreign chambers and business associations operating in Thaila...
Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil on economic growth & infrastructure development in Vanuatu
Moana Carcasses Kalosil is the Prime Minister of the small island nation of Vanuatu. He spoke with The Prospect Group about infrastructure development, investment opportunitie...
Marc Faber on higher education & protecting yourself in the coming economic collapse
Marc Faber is an economic authority on global macroeconomics, capital markets, and investment and the Editor & Publisher of “The Gloom Boom & Doom Report”. He spoke with T...
Marc Faber on growth in Southeast Asia & the economic future of Malaysia & Thailand
Marc Faber is an economic authority on global macroeconomics, capital markets, and investment and the Editor & Publisher of “The Gloom Boom & Doom Report”. He spoke with T...
Marc Faber on Chinese foreign exchange reserves & the Sino-American geopolitical standoff
Marc Faber is an economic authority on global macroeconomics, capital markets, and investment and the Editor & Publisher of “The Gloom Boom & Doom Report”. He spoke with T...
Thailand’s Minister of Labour Phadermchai Sasomsub on Thailand’s labour force
Phadermchai Sasomsub is the Minister of Labour of Thailand. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Thailand’s low unemployment rate, efforts being made to ensure the Thai la...
Jim Rogers on investing in Malaysia, the century of Asia, & frontier markets
Jim Rogers is a world renowned commodity investor and author of 'Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets'. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia as ...
Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) President & CEO Syed Ibrahim on the development of Iskandar Malaysia
Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim is the President & CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), a commercial investment holding company created to oversee and encourage regional develo...