APEC leaders fail to agree on joint statement World

APEC leaders fail to agree on joint statement

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies on November 18 were unable to sign a joint statement at the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea in the context of deep divisions between the US and China over trade and investment.
APEC leaders focus on discussing free trade World

APEC leaders focus on discussing free trade

Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies discussed how to promote free trade and regional economic integration on November 18 in Port Moresby of Papua New Guinea as the United States and China remain at odds over trade and other policies.
WTO conference ends without substantial deals World

WTO conference ends without substantial deals

The 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference concluded in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 13 with no substantial agreements reached after four days of debate.
APEC to set up labour mobility framework Society

APEC to set up labour mobility framework

APEC economies will establish a common framework to manage the issue of labour mobility in the region, said Tran Viet Thai, Director of the Vietnam APEC Study Centre under the Foreign Ministry.
APEC economies to boost tourism collaboration World

APEC economies to boost tourism collaboration

Tourism ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have agreed to develop strategies that will allow about 800 million tourists to travel across the region in 2025.
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Singapore hosts second ABAC Meeting

Singapore will host the second ABAC Meeting (ABAC 2) of 2013 from April 3 – 6 with participation of some 150 prominent business leaders from the 21 Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies.