Chris Humphrey, EU-ASEAN Business Council

Chris Humphrey, EU-ASEAN Business Council

Chris Humphrey

8 April 2024
Biz How To: How to navigate your business in a year of elections?
Amidst the bustling election season, businesses are poised on the edge of change, facing potential shifts in policies, consumer behaviour, and market dynamics.
How can your business remain robust and even thrive during this period of heightened political activity?
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director of the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) discusses strategies to navigate the choppy waters of an election year.
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23 November 2023
Euro Watch: What the Dutch General Election Means for the EU
This week, the Netherlands headed to the polls and for the first time in 13 years, outgoing prime minister Mark Rutte was not on the ballot.
Geert Wilders was the surprise victor in Wednesday’s elections, after a late surge that catapulted his anti-EU party to a resounding victory over his mainstream rivals.
The Netherlands is a proven bellwether for long-term shifts in European politics. So, what can we expect from the Dutch election and what does it mean for the EU?
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council breaks it down.

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15 June 2023
Euro Watch: Silvio Berlusconi death - who will take over former Italian PM’s business empire?
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's longest-serving post-war prime minister died on June 12 at the age of 86. Now, there is much debate over what it means for Italian politics and his business empire.
Over in Russia, the 26th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, once dubbed the ‘Russian Davos’ kicks off amid geopolitical tensions.
And as the rest of the world moves away from the pandemic, Britain’s Covid-19 inquiry looks to analyse the pitfalls in their dealing with the crisis.
We speak to Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council for an analysis of the biggest headlines out of Europe.

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1 June 2023
Euro Watch: Erdogan extends rule of Turkey, impact on European region
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended his rule of Turkey to a third decade, France's Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot threatens to ban Twitter if it does not follow EU rules, and Rishi Sunak is trying to resolve issues that would further reduce their chances of winning their election.
We speak to Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council more about this.

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20 April 2023
Euro Watch: Ursula von der Leyen calls for EU unity against China
From EU chief Ursula von der Leyen urging the bloc's leaders to show unity in the face of China to Absolut Vodka stopping exporting of its products to Russia again.
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council gives us an analysis of those headlines and more.

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9 March 2023
Euro Watch: What UK’s small boats plan mean for relations with France
French president Emmanuel Macron is to stretch out the hand of friendship to Britain when he meets UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for a Franco-British summit in Paris on Friday.
The two leaders are expected to agree new measures to tackle the 'small boats' crisis, boost defence co-operation and seek to restore social ties between Britain and France.
On Euro Watch, Drive Time's Elliot Danker speaks with Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council to find out more about the key headlines out of the region.

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16 February 2023
Euro Watch: Nicola Sturgeon resigns. What will this mean for Scottish independence?
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her intention to resign after more than eight years as head of the country's government.
On Euro Watch, Drive Time's Elliot Danker and Timothy Go speak with Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council to find out how the First Minister of Scotland’s resignation impacts Scottish Independence and the next general election.
They also discuss why automaker Ford is set to cut one in nine jobs in Europe, as well as what to look out for at the upcoming Munich Security Conference as we approach the one year mark o Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


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26 January 2023
Euro Watch: Could Europe dodge a recession?
From the latest on the Russia-Ukraine war with Germany confirming that they are sending 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine plus economists saying Europe could possibly dodge a recession this year despite an uncertain global economic climate.
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council gives us an analysis on those headlines and more.

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8 December 2022
Euro Watch: Sunak caves in again to Tory MPs
Is UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak struggling to keep his party in line? And what to expect from the upcoming ASEAN-EU political summit.
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares more.

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24 November 2022
Euro Watch: EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell has said in a fiery debate the EU will not follow the US’ toughest policies on China

UK's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that the country will not pursue any post-Brexit relationship with the EU. The EU’s proposal for the long awaited gas price cap will be updated. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council

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10 November 2022
Euro Watch: EU has 'serious concerns' over US Inflation Reduction Act

From the European Union (EU) having 'serious concerns' about the US Inflation Reduction Act to what to expect from the UK's November 17 budget.
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares his analysis and more.

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20 October 2022
Euro Watch: UK PM Liz Truss' chances of survival fading fast
From the possibility of UK's Prime Minister Liz Truss losing her job and her likely replacement. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares more.

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4 October 2022
Why It Matters: ASEAN-EU trade relations, the importance of accelerating elimination of barriers to trade
Despite the European region going through a turmoil, businesses in the region are still seeing the importance of trade relations with the ASEAN region. In a recent survey by The EU-Asean Business Council, 63 percent of respondents see Asean as the region with the best economic opportunity. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares more findings from the survey and what can be done to eliminate trade barriers between Asean and the European region.

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8 September 2022
Euro Watch: What's the next move for UK's new PM Liz Truss 
From the UK getting a new prime minister, Liz Truss to Russia cutting off gas supplies to Europe indefinitely and Ukraine’s prime minister Denys Shmyhal urging the EU to stand firm against Russia. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council gives us analysis of those headlines and more.

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15 June 2020
How ASEAN Economic Community can benefit the region and trade internationally, including with European businesses
According to the 2025 AEC Blueprint, part of the goal for ASEAN is to continue to reduce or eliminate border and behind-the-border regulatory barriers that impede trade to achieve competitive, efficient, and seamless movement of goods within the region. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares how work within the ASEAN Economic Community can be accelerated and how the recent announcement of the G7’s global tax reform plan at their meeting will affect this part of the region.

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10 November 2020
ASEAN still seen as the region of best economic opportunity: Where does Singapore stand?
The EU-ASEAN Business Council recently released its sixth Business Sentiment Survey, which showed that most European businesses based in the region see ASEAN as offering the best economic opportunities and most expect to expand in the next five years. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council shares more about the overall impact of Covid-19 on Singapore and the ASEAN region, and what businesses in ASEAN can do to attract other countries when they are reorganising their supply chains.

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21 October 2019
Will UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson get enough votes for his Brexit Bill?
Over the weekend, the UK Parliament decided to request another extension to Brexit, postponing a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's withdrawal deal. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director of the EU-Asean Business Council gives his analysis how the EU might react to this and whether the Prime Minister has the numbers to get his Brexit bill approved.

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24 July 2019
Boris Johnson wins Conservative Race to become British PM. What next?
Former Mayor of London and ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has won the vote to become Britain's new Prime Minister. Chris Humprey, Executive Director at EU-ASEAN Business Council and Pan Jingyi, Market Strategist for IG share more about what it means for the future of the UK, Brexit and how it affects the markets.

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15 Mar 2019
UK Parliament Requests An Extension To Article 50
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director of the EU-ASEAN Business Council shares what the legal implications are of this extension of Article 50 and whether this will ease uncertainty over Brexit.

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16 Jan 2019
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Deal Rejected. What's Next?
Chris Humphrey, Executive Director at EU-Asean Business Council and Matthew Siegel, Independent Currency Analyst give their analysis on the UK parliament's vote to reject PM May's Brexit deal, what what this means for the British Pound and UK businesses.

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