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Malaysia Confirms The First Virtual APEC 2020 Leaders’ Meeting

Monday, 26 October 2020, 6:31 pm | APEC

Malaysia as the host of APEC this year has announced that the 2020 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will take place on Friday, 20 November. This will be the first time economic leaders from APEC’s 21 member economies meet virtually. After successfully ... More >>

Going Digital Is Necessary For Small Businesses To Survive: Minister

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 6:58 am | APEC

Issued by the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Putrajaya, Malaysia, 23 October 2020 APEC member economies must work together to promote and encourage the transition of the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to the ... More >>

APEC Small And Medium Enterprises Ministers Issue Joint Statement

Friday, 23 October 2020, 7:02 pm | APEC

Issued by the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting Putrajaya, Malaysia, 23 October 2020 Ministers in charge of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the APEC region issued a statement following their virtual meeting held on 23 October ... More >>

Tourism, Small Businesses And COVID-19: 2020 APEC App Challenge Registration Opens

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 6:33 pm | APEC

The annual APEC App Challenge is now inviting talented software developers and designers from all across the 21 APEC member economies to contribute to the regional effort of mitigating the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry—a key sector ... More >>

APEC Promotes Small Businesses & Patient Health With New Business Ethics Vision

Friday, 16 October 2020, 6:29 pm | APEC

APEC strengthens its commitment to push for patient health and cross-border trade with the launch of a bold, new vision for the next five years to reinforce business ethics and integrity in health-related sectors. The plan comes to fruition under ... More >>

Supporting Ethical Business Practices For SMEs In Health Related Sectors, COVID Response & Recovery

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 6:18 am | APEC

By Evan Holley The dual health and economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the importance of ethical business conduct. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors have been significantly ... More >>

APEC Needs To Build Greater Food Systems’ Resiliency: Report

Monday, 12 October 2020, 5:20 pm | APEC

APEC member economies need to remain vigilant and proactive in their efforts to build greater resiliency in food systems and in addressing connectivity and supply chain obstacles in the trade of agricultural products, according to a new policy ... More >>

APEC Announces Healthy Women Healthy Economy Research Prize Winner

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:28 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Women and the Economy Forum | Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2 October 2020 Research to prevent cervical cancer has been awarded the 2020 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize for its comprehensive analysis on how to tailor ... More >>

APEC Finance Ministers To Advance Fiscal Stimulus, Press For Digital Innovation

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 8:26 am | APEC

Finance Ministers from 21 APEC member economies pledged to continue to use all available policy tools to support the immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive recovery. Ministers met virtually ... More >>

APEC Calls For Greater Investment In Health Systems

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 9:23 am | APEC

APEC member economies are committed to advancing coordinated actions and aligning initiatives towards strengthening health systems in the region amid the unprecedented impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting under the theme, “Building ... More >>

APEC Finance Ministers Issue Ministerial Statement

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 9:20 am | APEC

Finance Ministers from APEC member economies issued a joint statement on the mitigation and recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic reflecting the outcomes of the virtual APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting chaired by Malaysia’s Minister of Finance, Tengku ... More >>

APEC Deepens Cross-Border Health Cooperation And Integration

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 5:14 pm | APEC

Health officials from APEC member economies are stepping up cooperation to strengthen health capacity and address the impacts of the public health response to the looming health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Officials met virtually on Monday ... More >>

Scientist Specializing In Wetland Biodiversity Wins ASPIRE Science Prize

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 4:43 pm | APEC

A scientist specializing in the research of wetland biodiversity and nature’s contribution to people has won the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education known as ASPIRE Prize in its 10-year anniversary. Dr. Huai Chen, a leading ... More >>

APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 10:58 pm | APEC

Issued by the Virtual Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 July 2020 Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement during their virtual meeting on Saturday. The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2020 ... More >>

COVID-19 Crisis Deepens Contraction In The APEC Region: Report

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:16 pm | APEC

A new updated report from the APEC Policy Support Unit finds that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a deeper contraction to the region’s economy. The APEC region’s economic growth is now expected to decline by 3.7 percent in 2020, down from its initial forecast ... More >>

APEC To Strengthen Supply Chains, Promote Digital Trade For Recovery

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:23 am | APEC

Trade and investment officials from APEC member economies affirmed their commitment to safeguard the smooth flow of supply chains, remove business uncertainties to trade and accelerate work in the digital economy in a bid to fast-track the economic recovery ... More >>

COVID-19 Is An Opportunity To Reinvent Our Economies And Societies

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:00 pm | APEC

By Emmanuel A. San Andres The year 2020 is one for the history books. It has given us an unprecedented worldwide health and humanitarian crisis, which has led to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression almost a century ago. Even ... More >>

APEC Ministers Responsible For Trade Issue Statement On COVID-19

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:33 pm | APEC

We, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade, recognise the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply saddened by the human losses due to the pandemic. We also express our utmost appreciation ... More >>

Promoting Trade In Medical Goods Will Save Lives

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 6:46 am | APEC

Active trade policy responses are critical for alleviating the burden on healthcare systems, according to a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit. The policy brief, titled “ Promoting Trade in Medical Goods to Tackle COVID-19 Challenges ... More >>

Preparing For The Next Pandemic

Monday, 27 April 2020, 6:58 pm | APEC

APEC economies need to develop a pandemic planning and policy toolkit By Dr Denis Hew COVID-19 has underscored the need to develop a preparedness toolkit that will identify essential health measures as well as policy actions that economies should ... More >>