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APEC BEST Award Announced Top Female Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 5:10 pm | APEC

The annual APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Award, known as the APEC BEST Award , announced its 2020 winners, from a diverse group of effective entrepreneurs, innovators and managers around the APEC region. Producer of gluten-free, healthy ... More >>

Call For Closer Policy Collaboration On Artificial Intelligence - ABAC Report

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 4:14 pm | APEC

A recent APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) report revealed that artificial intelligence (AI) has a role to play in mitigating both the short and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on APEC economies. From automated health diagnostics in hospitals ... More >>

New Zealand Confirms APEC Host Year Priorities

Friday, 11 December 2020, 7:08 pm | APEC

New Zealand confirmed its APEC host year priorities with a focus on responding to the economic impacts of COVID-19, as its first APEC 2021 virtual meeting was concluded from Wellington today. The Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting (ISOM) included a ... More >>

Collaboration In Chemical Industry Essential To COVID-19 Response And Recovery

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 5:45 pm | APEC

The APEC Chemical Dialogue , the premier forum for the chemical industry in the Asia-Pacific, strengthened cooperation on regulatory affairs in order to facilitate trade in essential goods and assist the recovery effort by APEC member economies ... More >>

China Contributes To Initiatives Advancing Free Trade And Economic Growth

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 6:09 am | APEC

China has contributed USD 1.42 million in funding to promote APEC cooperation including advancing trade and investment initiatives, particularly for efforts to advance free trade, promote global value chains’ development and cooperation, enhance regional ... More >>

APEC Symposium To Focus On Reigniting Growth And Planning For Recovery

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 3:37 pm | APEC

This week, New Zealand, incoming host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, will focus member economies on a collaborative approach to reigniting growth and setting a plan for recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19. New Zealand’s ... More >>

Queue Management App Win The 2020 APEC App Challenge

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 6:26 am | APEC

A mobile application that aims to make public queuing safer and more hygienic for both customers and businesses has won the 2020 APEC App Challenge. The winning app, String , designed by two Malaysians, Hoo Xing Yu and Louis Ong Bing Hao, was announced ... More >>

New Zealand To Steer APEC’s Work Towards Recovery

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:39 pm | APEC

In times of unprecedented health and economic crises, New Zealand, one of the twelve founding members of APEC, assumes the role of host in 2021, taking the leadership from Malaysia, the host of APEC 2020. The host year will be held fully virtual, as ... More >>

APEC Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

Saturday, 21 November 2020, 8:27 am | APEC

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More >>

Chinese Taipei Contributes To Inclusive And Sustainable Growth Initiatives

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 8:32 am | APEC

Chinese Taipei has contributed USD 1.5 million in funding to support APEC’s economic and technical cooperation initiatives, particularly members’ capacity building needs and to promote regional economic integration and inclusive and sustainable ... More >>

Structural Reform Agenda To Focus On Recovery And Resiliency: APEC Policy Support Unit

Friday, 30 October 2020, 4:57 pm | APEC

APEC member economies need to act decisively to ensure that the next structural reform agenda contributes to building resilience in the region against crises and shocks, not only tackling the challenging tasks at hand, according to a new report. ... More >>

Open And Predictable Trade Environment Key To Food Security Resiliency

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 5:02 pm | APEC

Agriculture and food ministers and senior representatives from APEC’s 21 member economies pressed for stronger cooperation and open and predictable trade regimes to ensure global food systems remain accessible, innovative, reliable, resilient, ... More >>

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 >>