World Economic Forum Envisages 3 Scenarios For Financial Services Industry
Philippine Leader Says Creation Of East Asian Community Inevitable
Rapid growth of cities seen as threat to Asian prosperity
Arroyo urges China, India to be regional leaders
Asia urged to take lead on global challenges
World Economic Forum on East Asia opens in Singapore
India pushes forwards idea of South Asian parliament
The 6th ACD ministerial meeting launched in Seoul
GCC and India to sign FTA by 2007 end
U.S. Commitment to Asia Is Unwavering, Defense Secretary Declares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Economic Forum Envisages 3 Scenarios For Financial Services Industry
June 25 2007

The global financial services industry faces three possible and completely different scenarios as a result of a rapidly changing technological landscape and needs to prepare for all three to survive, the World Economic Forum said in a special report released during its East Asia summit, the [Technology and Innovation in Financial Services: Scenarios to 2020] report on likely scenarios into 2020 is designed to enable companies to ‘stress-test their strategies, to think about possible futures where their current assumptions may no longer hold true,’ the Forum said.

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Philippine Leader Says Creation Of East Asian Community Inevitable
June 24, 2007

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said at the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2007 in Singapore that the East Asian Community should play a more dominant role in the global economy and political affairs as she said the emergence of the EAC is inevitable.

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Rapid growth of cities seen as threat to Asian prosperity
Khaleej Times, 24 June 2007

Rapid urban growth and widening income gaps are threatening long-term prosperity and social stability in Asia, government officials, business leaders and economic experts warned at the two-day World Economic Forum on East Asia.


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Arroyo urges China, India to be regional leaders
Economic Times, 24 June 2007

China and India, the political and economic giants of Asia, should show greater leadership while the United States, the region's traditional power, is preoccupied in the Middle East, the Philippines president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said at the World Economic Forum on East Asia.

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Asia urged to take lead on global challenges
Servihoo, 24 June 2007

Asia must take a leading role in tackling pressing global issues and cope with the impact of rapid growth to preserve its long-term prosperity, regional officials and business leaders said Sunday.

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World Economic Forum on East Asia opens in Singapore
Xinhua, June 24 2007

--The World Economic Forum on East Asia opened here Sunday, with participation of about 300 business and political leaders from 26 countries to discuss East Asia's agenda under the theme "The Leadership Imperative for an Asian Century."

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India pushes forwards idea of South Asian parliament
Onlinenews.com.pk, June 5 2007

Pushing forward the idea of a South Asian parliament aimed at bringing the nations in the region closer, India pledged to carry forward the theme of regional integration and connectivity by implementing concrete projects and upgrading regional cooperation.

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The 6th ACD ministerial meeting launched in Seoul
Chinaview.cn, June 5, 2007

At the 6th Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), in Seoul, the South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said the increased competition among countries in a globalized market place and the strengthening of regional integration are providing good reason for regional cooperation. The ACD, the only pan-Asian regional cooperation mechanism, allow Asian countries to forge collective economic strategies to maintain Asia's competitiveness vis-a-vis other regional grouping, Han said.

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GCC and India to sign FTA by 2007 end
The Khaleej Times, 4 June 2007

The GCC countries and India are set to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) ? a long-discussed issue considered quite significant in giving a new impetus to their $25 billion two-way non-oil trade? by the end of 2007.

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U.S. Commitment to Asia Is Unwavering, Defense Secretary Declares
By Howard Cincotta, USINFO Special Correspondent, June 4 2007

Contrary to the perceptions of some, the United States remains deeply committed to a strong, vibrant partnership with Asia across the full spectrum of economic, political, and security dimensions, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in a broad-ranging policy address in Singapore June 2.

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