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2021 APEC App Challenge Registration Opens

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:05 am | APEC

The 2021 APEC App Challenge is now inviting talented software developers and designers from 21 APEC member economies to bring forward ideas and innovation that support the revival of the tourism sector. The annual coding competition will be held virtually ... More >>

The Pandemic Is Far From Over

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 4:15 pm | APEC

By Denis Hew Hope washed over the world when the first credible news of vaccines started appearing on news feeds. And while this meant that there is light at the end of the tunnel, not everyone can see it just yet. This month alone brought its ... More >>

APEC Strengthens Fiscal And Budget Sustainability

Friday, 19 March 2021, 4:05 pm | APEC

Finance and central bank deputies from the 21 APEC member economies are laying the groundwork for sustainable fiscal management to boost recovery, following the extraordinary rollout of policy levers to help mitigate against the devastating impact of the COVID-19 ... More >>

Data Privacy Subgroup Statement On COVID-19

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 6:56 am | APEC

We, the member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Economy Steering Group (DESG) Data Privacy Subgroup (DPS), recognize the importance of data in addressing the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... More >>

Senior Officials Expedite Regional Response To COVID-19, Push Recovery Process

Friday, 12 March 2021, 4:12 pm | APEC

Senior officials from 21 APEC member economies are convening virtually to expedite a regional response to the lasting impact of COVID-19 in a bid to boost the recovery process. The two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting comes on the heels of intensive ... More >>

Hong Kong, China Contributes To Strengthening Economic And Legal Infrastructure Initiatives

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:49 pm | APEC

Hong Kong, China has contributed USD 1 million toward the establishment of a new APEC sub-fund, aiming to support initiatives that strengthen member economies’ economic and legal infrastructure to advance economic development in the Asia-Pacific ... More >>

Applications Open For The 2021 APEC Healthy Women Research Prize

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:25 pm | APEC

Applications are now open for the 2021 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize. The prize rewards researchers who spur the creation of sex-disaggregated data and gender-based research in APEC. Launched in 2018 by President Sebastián Piñera ... More >>

Hong Kong, China Contributes To Strengthening APEC’s Research And Analysis

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:44 pm | APEC

Hong Kong, China has contributed USD 250,000 in funding to support APEC’s research and analysis capability through the APEC Policy Support Unit ( PSU ). The funding will be used to continuously promote high-quality research, analytical capacity and ... More >>

People, Place And Prosperity: Asia-Pacific Business Community’s Call To Action

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 6:10 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Business Advisory Council Auckland, New Zealand, 10 February 2021 Business leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific economies met virtually this week to discuss how to work together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild the region’s economies. ... More >>

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 >>