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Disaster Management Saves Lives, Good For The Economy

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 4:44 am | APEC

As major disasters intensify, become more rampant, and affect communities more frequently, APEC economies face massive challenges to respond to and mitigate disasters, cushioning its economic and development impacts, and protecting people’s lives. More >>

Women’s Inclusion In Trade Lies In Collective Efforts

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 4:15 am | APEC

Resiliency is essential in navigating the uncertainties and challenges that characterize the global landscape. As we confront evolving geopolitical dynamics, technological disruptions, and environmental challenges, we must build resilient economies that ... More >>

APEC Builds Resilience To Reduce Vulnerability To Climate Change Impacts

Monday, 20 May 2024, 3:28 pm | APEC

Natural catastrophes, most of which hit APEC economies, increase the risk of economic loss in the region as well as threaten the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations. APEC members are strengthening their cooperation to enhance disaster prevention and ... More >>

Human Capital Investment: Key In Navigating The Shift From Informal To Formal Economy

Monday, 20 May 2024, 4:38 am | APEC

In order to ensure that all economic sectors may benefit from greater trade, inclusive trade works to reduce inequality, promote shared prosperity, and facilitate the transition to the formal economy. More >>

APEC Trade Ministers Issue Joint Statement

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 1:54 pm | APEC

In the statement, APEC trade ministers recognized that trade has been facing strong headwinds in recent times, and reiterated their commitment to keeping markets open, removing unnecessary barriers to trade and strengthening trade and investment facilitation ... More >>

Trade Ministers Forge Stronger Ties, Propel Inclusive Trade

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 1:52 pm | APEC

As global uncertainties pose risks to the region’s economic outlook, trade ministers met in Arequipa to forge stronger ties in their pursuit of trade liberalization, facilitation and inclusion, aiming to dampen these risks and fostering resilient ... More >>

APEC Delivers First-Ever Trade And Women Ministers’ Joint Statement

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 5:55 am | APEC

The statement reflects the outcomes of their first-ever joint meeting, co-chaired by Angela Teresa Hernandez, Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru, and Elizabeth Galdo, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru. More >>

APEC Senior Officials Embrace The Journey Of Empowerment, Inclusion And Growth

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:40 am | APEC

“Our overarching theme of “Empower. Include. Grow” calls for better integration of the inclusivity pillar in APEC’s core agenda.” More >>

APEC's Crucial Role In Championing Gender Equity In The Asia-Pacific

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:38 am | APEC

APEC can create a ripple effect that will enhance the economic and social well-being of women and girls in the region. More >>

APEC GDP Expands To 3.5% In 2023, Uncertainties Loom Large

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:37 am | APEC

APEC’s gross domestic product grew by 3.5 percent in 2023 compared to 2.6 percent in 2022. The expansion was driven by robust household spending amid high consumer confidence, according to the latest report by the APEC Policy Support Unit. “APEC’s ... More >>

APEC Region Remains On Recovery Path Despite Multiple Challenges

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 4:37 am | APEC

Merchandise trade contracted in 2023 due to slower economic growth, economic uncertainty, and restrictive trade policies, resulting in sluggish demand and spending decisions. More >>

APEC Drives Toward A Sustainable Electric Vehicle Supply And Value Chain

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 4:20 pm | APEC

APEC is off to the races with its effort to develop a more sustainable electric vehicle supply and value chain, tackling issues such as the future of mobility and ensuring the inclusion of micro, small and medium enterprises both regionally and in transportation ... More >>

APEC Commits To Empowering People With Disabilities

Friday, 10 May 2024, 8:16 am | APEC

“We must recognize the valuable contributions of people with disabilities to development in the region,” said Zhao Li, the lead shepherd of APEC Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG). More >>

APEC Ministers, Officials Pursue Greater Economic Inclusion In Arequipa

Sunday, 5 May 2024, 4:24 am | APEC

APEC ministers and officials will arrive in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, to drive forward policies that support the formalization of the informal economy and the inclusion of more women, youth and persons with disabilities into trade and ... More >>

Applications Open For APEC’s Healthy Women Research Prize

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:12 am | APEC

Applications for the 2024 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize, which calls for innovative research on the link between women’s health and economic participation, are now open. More >>

Sara Minkara To APEC: Unlock The Potential And Value Of Disability Inclusion

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 6:04 pm | APEC

Minkara stressed that disability inclusion is not a technical problem but rather an adaptive one, meaning that the issue is complex and multifaceted, and the solution to it often comes from continued learning and sharing of best practices, as well ... More >>

Empowering An Inclusive Landscape Of Standards Development

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 5:54 am | APEC

Collaboration and collective action are necessary to ensure standards are widely adopted and effectively implemented. APEC is united by its mission to build a dynamic and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by supporting free and open trade and investment, ... More >>

APEC: Navigating Fragile Growth, Trade Slowdown And Global Challenges

Monday, 11 March 2024, 7:28 pm | APEC

By Rhea Crisologo Hernando, Glacer Niño A. Vasquez and Carlos A. Kuriyama As global challenges weigh on economic recovery, APEC will continue to grow at a moderate pace between 2024 and 2025. Fragile Growth The APEC region is estimated to have expanded ... More >>

APEC Growth Outlook Brightens But Risks Linger

Saturday, 9 March 2024, 4:04 pm | APEC

Boosted by consumer and government spending, as well as tourism, the APEC region’s economy is expected to grow by 3.5 percent in 2023 and is projected to sustain growth at 3.2 percent in 2024, higher than earlier estimates , according to the APEC Policy ... More >>

APEC Members Pursues New Approaches To Reignite The FTAAP

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 2:21 pm | APEC

APEC member economies are considering innovative and improved approaches to revitalize the Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) as a major instrument to further APEC’s regional economic integration agenda. The FTAAP was envisioned by APEC Leaders ... More >>





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