NEWS

ABA takes part in the Association Management Course conducted by PCAAE

ABA Deputy Secretary Mr. Amador Honrado Jr. attended the Association Management Course organized by the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) on February 16, 2017 at the A. Venue Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.

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OECD sees lots to worry about in the global economic outlook - By Mark Deen, Bloomberg

The global economy may not be strong enough to withstand risks from increased trade barriers, overblown stock markets or potential currency volatility, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Key themes at the World Economic Forum 2017 - By Ceri Parker Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum

Some 3,000 people converged on a small town in the Swiss mountains for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017, running from January 17-20. What were they doing there? Who were they and what did they hope to achieve?

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Online registration opens for ADB s 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama

Online registration is now open for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to be held on 4-7 May 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. See welcome video by The Secretary of the ADB.

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ABA Planning Committee Meeting to be held at Trident Hotel Mumbai

State Bank of India (SBI), host organization for the 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference, announced that the venue for the ABA Planning Committee Meeting will be at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

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ABA Secretariat invited to attend Association Management Course

The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) has invited the ABA Secretariat to participate in the Association Management Course scheduled to be held on February 16, 2017 in Makati City, Philippines.

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2017 New Year s Message from the ABA Chairman

I sincerely and warmly wish all ABA members, friends, and readers of the ABA Newsletter a very Happy New Year. May you achieve all the goals that you have set for yourself in 2017.

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ABA sets date for Planning Committee Meeting in Mumbai

The ABA and the State Bank of India, host organization for the 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference, have set the date for the Planning Committee Meeting in Mumbai onMarch 10, 2017.

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Discover ABA Session in Hanoi featured four country presentations

The Discover ABA Session held on November 10, 2016 at the 33rd ABA General Meeting and Conference featured four country presentations from member banks- Commerzbank from Germany, Bank Pasargad from Iran, Bank of Bhutan and Vietcombank from Vietnam.

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ABA calls for inclusive MSME financing for banking growth and business sustainability

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) stresses the need for banks and financial institutions to play a significant role in making micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) commercially bankable through a diversity of capacity building initiatives.

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Bank Pasargad leads the way in promoting financial literacy in Iran

Bank Pasargad has been promoting financial literacy throughout Iran through its financial education and green banking initiatives. Its efforts in this regard are elaborated in the Bank’s report discussed during the meeting of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee held in conjunction with the 33rd ABA General Meeting and Conference on November 10, 2016 in Ha Long Ba, Vietnam.

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HNB shares business process re-engineering initiatives, calls for information sharing and collaboration

Hatton National Bank (HNB), the second largest private commercial bank in Sri Lanka, has established an Operational Excellence committee and a Process Improvement and Change Management (PICM) unit as part of its efforts to address the heightened competition from non-banks particularly in the payments and remittances businesses.

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ABA convenes 52nd and 53rd Board of Directors Meeting

During its Ha Long Bay gathering, the ABA convened the 52nd and 53rd ABA Board of Directors meetings during which they discussed internal policy issues and took action on a number of important matters, including the following:

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Announcements

The ABA has recently issued a Summary Report (Year in Review) on ABA s activities in 2016.

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The ABA Secretariat wishes to follow up on its earlier request for suggestions on the possible theme and topics for 34th ABA General Meeting and Conference  to be hosted by The State Bank of India in Mumbai later this year

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We are pleased to inform members that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has once again accredited the ABAas Guest Association in the 50th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Directors to be held on May 4-7, 2017 in Yokohama, Japan.

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At the request of the State Bank of India (SBI), the meeting of the ABA Planning Committee to be held in Mumbai has now been re-scheduled to March 10, 2017

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We would like to reiterate our invitation for members to participate in the short-term visiting program that the Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) is once again hosting in Kuala Lumpur, this time to be heldon January 18-19, 2017. Attached is a copy of the Program for your perusal.

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We wish to inform members that the ABA Secretariat will be re-located to a new office effective October 31 2016.

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