ABAC Helps Launch APEC's Mid-term Review With a Business Assessment
In the decade since establishing APEC's Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment in the region, APEC economies' liberalisation efforts and economic growth have helped raise an estimated 165 million people out of poverty, reducing poverty in the region by one third.
Bangkok Outcomes Aim to Ensure Regional Prosperity
APEC Leaders and Ministers met in Bangkok in October to collectively confront global and regional challenges. Leaders recommitted to their trade liberalisation goals and to concluding the WTO Doha Development Agenda negotiations.
Collaboration to Strengthen Economic and Technical Cooperation
APEC's efforts to build human capacity, support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, maintain sustainable development and strengthen markets were boosted through a constructive meeting with the World Bank's Global Distance Learning Network (GDLN) in late November.
Commitment to Innovation to Stimulate Economic Growth and Improve Health
Healthy workers and societies contribute to a healthy regional economy. Through the newly formed, Life Sciences Innovation Forum, APEC is encouraging innovation at all stages of the life sciences value chain, from research and development into new treatments and cures, manufacturing and marketing drugs and treatments through to delivering top quality health services.
Making Asia-Pacific Investment Decisions Easier
Careful planning before making investment decisions can be the difference between success and failure. Before investing in the Asia-Pacific, the world's most dynamic investment region, it is worth doing your homework. Knowing where to start is half the battle, so to make this task easier APEC has just published the "Guide to Investment Regimes of the APEC Member Economies".
One Community, Our Future - Chile's Vision for APEC 2004
Working together to further develop the Asia-Pacific community and sharing the benefits of being part of the most economically dynamic region of the world is the main goal of APEC Chile 2004. The APEC 2004 theme, "One Community, Our Future", was announced in Viña del Mar, Chile in December 2003.
Strategic Risk Management for the Tourism Sector
Tourism is the biggest employer in the Asia-Pacific, providing substantial income and employment, as well as stimulating regional growth.
APEC Support Fund Update
To address the need to build capacity for APEC's developing economies, Leaders established the APEC Support Fund (ASF) in 2005.