CGA Monthly Bulletin - Nov 2018

Date: Nov 2018
CGA updates
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Sharing the platform with Senator Marise Payne (Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, center) and HE Jan Adams (Australian Ambassador to China, right), CGA CEO Jesse Chang (left) attends the launch of 45 Years, 45 Stories at the Australian Embassy in his capacity as one of the 45 protagonists.
CGA team meets with Audley Shaw (Jamaican Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, fourth from left) and Diane Edwards (President of Jampro Trade and Investment, third from left), among other Jamaican government delegation, during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Jesse Chang (left) with HE Diego Guelar (Argentinean Ambassador to China, center) during the Chile Week Event in Beijing.
Featured Events
The Global Islamic Fintech Huddle
26 Nov (Bahrain)
The Global Islamic Fintech Huddle is an international gathering of industry influencers and fintech visionaries passionate about using technology to drive financial inclusion in a Shariah compliant and ethical manner. Featuring a series of high-level panel discussions, demo sessions and networking events, the Huddle aims to be the epicenter of Islamic fintech ideas and innovation with the primary objective of connecting all stakeholders of the Islamic fintech ecosystem – start-ups, investors, policymakers and intermediaries – to facilitate the exchange of ideas and create business opportunities.
For details and registration, please click here.
International CRUISE Summit 2018
27-28 Nov (Madrid)
The ICS is proud to present its renewed programme that will offer a multidimensional event with panel discussions, special guests and breakout sessions.
The programme will offer a new excellent arena for discussions and networking.
This is the only forum of global knowledge about the worldwide cruise industry to be held in Europe on an annual basis. we are witnessing a significant increase in the cruise business and the industry has demonstrated that it is one of the driving forces of global tourism.
For details and registration, please click here.
International Commercial & Legal Cooperation Forum
27-29 Nov (Changsha)
The 2018 International Commercial & Legal Cooperation Forum, hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), will be held in Changsha during 27–29 November 2018. Themed on “New Era, New Platform, New Opportunity”, the forum aims to enhance communication and cooperation for the legal profession in several key areas, including reconstruction of international rules in the adjustment and reform of the global economic governance system, development and legal protection of international trade and investments, legal services for the Belt & Road initiative, intellectual property innovation and protection, and construction of corporate compliance system for international operation.
For details and registration, please click here.
Sharjah FDI Forum 2018
10-11 Dec (Sharjah)
Join elite business leaders and economists from the public and private sectors from around the world, at the 4th edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum, organized by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority and the Sharjah FDI Office. The forum, also held in the strategic partnership with CNBC Arabia, will lead topics which will address the future socioeconomic developments, changes in global economies and the integration of innovative solutions and technologies to boost competitiveness and sustainable investments.
For details and registration, please click here.
New Expert
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New Members
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Content Highlights
China Green Bond Market Newsletter - Q3 2018
Climate Bonds Initiative
Despite that the issuance of USD8.5bn in Q3 2018 represents a 9% drop from the USD9.4bn in Q3 2017, the total amount of green bond issued during Q3 2018 reached USD21.5bn, up from the USD20.9bn in Q3 2017.
It was found that 49% (or USD4.2bn) of quarterly volume from Chinese issuers was aligned with international green bond definitions, whilst the rest was excluded in accordance with the CBI Green Bond Database Methodology.
Bahrain: Higher FDI, but fiscal constraints linger
Arabia Monitor
Bahrain’s economic growth is projected to slow to 3.2% in 2018 from 3.8% in 2017 on the back of fiscal tightening.
Oil GDP is expected to remain flat after a 0.3% contraction in 2017 and just 0.1% growth in 2016. Oil production remains depressed by capacity constraints and declining output at the onshore Bahrain field. The 2018 breakeven oil price for Bahrain is USD 95.2, above the current market price of OPEC’s basket.
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