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APEC summit to focus on "shaping the future"

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The 22nd informal leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to be held in Beijing next year will be themed "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership," the organizers said here Tuesday. The main topics of the summit will include advancing regional economic integration, promoting innovative development, economic reform and growth, and strengthening comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry press release.

Interview: APEC chief expects "limited" outcome from WTO Bali meeting

Interview: APEC chief expects "limited" outcome from WTO Bali meeting by Chen Yongrong BALI, Indonesia, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) might seek to achieve limited trade deals in future if the WTO Ministerial Conference underway in Bali fails to reach a deal to revive the Doha Round talks, a top official from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum said here Thursday.

APEC leaders meet in shadow of US shutdown

Asia-Pacific leaders convene on Monday for an annual economic summit in the shadow of global growth clouds that are darkening by the day as the United States struggles to shake off policy paralysis. The US government shutdown has stopped President Barack Obama from attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Indonesia, worrying US allies at a time when China is on the rise and Washington is trying to push through an ambitious 12-nation trade pact.

APEC warns against currency devaluations, property bubble

Asia Pacific economies must refrain from competitive currency devaluations and are vulnerable to speculative buying in the housing market, the APEC grouping's research arm said. Massive inflows of funds from industrialised economies into the region where they can get higher returns have pushed local currencies to appreciate, eroding competitiveness in the global markets, APEC's Policy Support Unit said in a research paper.

APEC Trade Ministers to advance trade facilitation and development issues in Surabaya

Regional growth in the Asia-Pacific region is placing new demands on infrastructure and connectivity, behind-the-border barriers, sustainability and equity - all priorities for APEC Indonesia 2013.

APEC discusses transport solutions

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)working group meeting, now under way in Ho Chi Minh City, seeks ways to improve transport and logistics within the region.Chaired by Viet Nam's Ministry of Transport, the 37th APEC Transportation Working Group Meeting opened Monday and will end on Friday.Attending the meeting are 16 APEC members and representatives from the APEC Business Advisory Council, Committee on Trade and Investment, Environmental Working Group, Counter-Terrorism Task Force, APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy.The participants will discuss i

APEC members boost regional transport connection at meeting in Vietnam

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)'s Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) convened its 37th meeting in Vietnam on Tuesday to discuss transport connection in the region and the world, and green transport for sustainable development.During the four-day meeting in southern Ho Chi Minh City, participants will discuss multimodal and smart transport through an uninterrupted and safe transport system, promoting environmentally-friendly transport for sustainable and fair growth, and increased connectivity for trade and investment facilitation.In order to fulfill such goals,

Reliance on imported oil 'serious threat' to APEC

The Asia Pacific's increasing dependence on imported oil poses a "serious threat" to the economic stability and energy security of the region, a report warned Thursday. The region is projected to import 44 percent of its primary oil needs by 2035, up from 36 percent in 2010, said the report carried out on behalf of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) based in Singapore. Oil production in the region has risen "only slightly" since 1990, outpaced by a significant increase in demand, said the study by the Tokyo-based Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre.
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