Welcome to the ASEAN New Zealand Combined Business Council (ANZCBC). The ten member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Viet Nam. If you have any interest in export, import, trade, investment or other business with these SE Asian nations please read on.

Stephen Jacobi: APEC comes to Auckland

06 March 2014
APEC is best known for the annual parade of flowery shirts and dresses worn by Leaders when they meet for their annual Summit. Business people may also know the APEC Business Travel Card, which provides visa free access to most of the organisation's 21 members. APEC is the region's pre-eminent forum for economic co-operation. APEC's value ranges from the largely ceremonial to the thoroughly practical.
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China to Build High Speed Railway to Southeast Asia

06 March 2014
In a bid to improve its links with Southeast Asia, China is planning to build a high speed railway to Singapore. The railway as intended will travel at up to 200 km/h and run from China’s southern provincial capital of Kunming, in Yunnan, to Laos’ capital Vientiane, before continuing on through Thailand.
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Auckland skyscraper in $100m foreign sale

06 March 2014
Indonesian and Singaporean investors are buying one of the country's biggest office towers from a New Zealand entity in a deal a state authority says will be worth more than $100 million once it is completed.
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The Wild West of the East

17 January 2014
Myanmar has made its debut in the World Bank's annual Doing Business report, published in October. There was little fanfare for its ranking of 182nd out of 189 countries, but the report noted that improvements were being made and highlighted the government's positive attitude towards reform.
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ANZCBC draws its membership from four main constituencies:

  • New Zealand organisations in New Zealand
  • ASEAN organisations in New Zealand
  • New Zealand organisations in ASEAN nations
  • ASEAN organisations in ASEAN nations

Membership is also open to any organisation or person with a general interest in business issues and trade between New Zealand and SE Asia.

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ANZCBC hosts regular events for its members. Watch this space for advanced notice of future events in your area.