Indonesian President affirms SME’s role World

Indonesian President affirms SME’s role

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has stressed the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in promoting national economic development and reducing inequality in globalisation.
APEC should uphold role in regional, global connectivity: PM Politics

APEC should uphold role in regional, global connectivity: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to carry forward its role in driving regional and global connectivity while addressing a working session within the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18.
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.
RoK proposes establishing APEC Digital Innovation Fund World

RoK proposes establishing APEC Digital Innovation Fund

President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in on November 18 proposed the establishment of the APEC Digital Innovation Fund to boost regional cooperation and build capacity for developing economies in the region.
Malaysia vows to pursue free and fair trade World

Malaysia vows to pursue free and fair trade

Malaysia will continue to fight for free and fair trade in order to protect the interests of developing nations, the Bernama news agency quoted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as saying.
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.
Vietnam’s 20-year APEC membership: strategic vision Politics

Vietnam’s 20-year APEC membership: strategic vision

The accession to APEC on November 14, 1998 marked a big step forward in Vietnam’s foreign policy of door opening, multilateralisation, diversification and international economic integration, which created a driving force for the country’s renewal and integration during the past two decades.
Deputy PM: APEC remains focus of Vietnam’s foreign policy Politics

Deputy PM: APEC remains focus of Vietnam’s foreign policy

The Asia-Pacific, and in particular the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), has remained a focus of Vietnam’s foreign policy, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said at the 30th Ministerial Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on November 15.
APEC leaders to warn against protectionism World

APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

A draft communiqué on November 12 showed that leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, plan to warn against the dangers posed by protectionism, and resolve to work toward realising what would be the world's largest free-trade area at a meeting in Papua New Guinea later this week, according to Kyodo News.
Vietnam, Japan to bolster parliamentary ties, promote CPTPP Politics

Vietnam, Japan to bolster parliamentary ties, promote CPTPP

Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Affairs Nguyen Van Giau visited Tokyo on June 19 and 20 to tighten cooperation with the Japanese legislature on a range of issues, including economic ties and the ratification of the CPTPP.