While most agree the digital economy is one of the most promising areas for growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the lack of available well-trained employees threatens to shut own growth before it starts.
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After multiple years of increasingly damaging natural disasters, APEC Finance Ministers have gathered to launch a series of initiatives to help mitigate the effects of earthquakes and extreme weather in the region.
As the latest Typhoon Trami crashes through Japan with winds up to 134 mph and Indonesia deals with the aftermath of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake from last week, APEC has issued its own emergency call for more effective means of handling climate-driven and other natural catastrophes in the region.
The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, which was host city for the 7th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum, was a showcase for a unique approach to fighting poverty using e-commerce. The learning here are about to roll out across the rest of APEC as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.
Thanks to a concerted coordinated effort by APEC member economies, the challenge of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region has improved significantly in the past two years.
The APEC Secretariat Executive Director and the World Trade Organization Director-General spoke together recently of the importance of coordinated trade to ensure maximum benefit to APEC's member nations.
The APEC member economies are collaborating to leverage advancement in gender equality and digital technology access to grow women-led development in the region's Tourism industry sector.
On May 25-26, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with the goal of helping secure economic growth for the future in all of Asia-Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies are taking steps to align medical product approval procedures throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It will ease technical bottlenecks, will support healthcare business growth, and will save lives.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is enhancing the buildup of digital safeguards in the natural disaster prone Asia-Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) announced that it has started accepting nominations for the 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE Prize, under the theme Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies.
During a recent executive roundtable in Singapore hosted by the Seattle-based National Center for APEC, delegates from the APEC community emphasized the need to ease trade barriers in the region, in order to realize their digitally-driven growth potential and ensure the region’s economic momentum.
To help with the upcoming transition to electric vehicles within the APEC region, the organization's member economies are realigning regulatory and standards to make it easier for new e-vehicles to succeed in the Asia-Pacific region.
The APEC member economies just completed a major planning effort to look at how to enhance economic empowerment for women across the region. It is part of a broader move to secure workforces and growth as major new forces shift the nature of the Asia-Pacific business landscape.
APEC member economies' small business government representatives are working to opitimize conditions for Asia-Pacific startup growth, as digital advances open up new business and trade opportunities within the technology sector.
The APEC member economies are pledged to a restructuring of their individual policy regimes, in a joint effort to minimize structural bottlenecks to trade in emerging sectors. The goal is to eliminate even more barriers to continued growth and recovery across the Asia-Pacific region.
APEC is working on a plan to enhance customs checks throughout the member countries, with the goal of potentially slowing the flow of illegal lumber and wood products shipped within the community.
APEC has launched work on a major simplification of food export documentation in the region. Now it is so complex that a single producer of frozen processed foods such as lasagna may need to submit over 200 pages of certification paperwork per shipment to export their product.
Securities regulators throughout the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization member economies are seeking public comments on the new Asia Region Funds Passport proposal.
During the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, recently, Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a strong message of support for international cooperation on behalf of the APEC member nations, to address trade and growth challenges in the unsettled global environment.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have the misfortune of being hit by 70 percent of all global disasters and also suffer damages of over USD $100 billion every year. APEC is moving to handle this, with the goal of becoming far more disaster-tolerant with respect to trade.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group just announced that South Korea has become a member of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. This provides further support of the growing cross-border e-commerce sector in APEC, while also helping protect the rapidly increasing volume of sensitive consumer data used in online transactions.
Tourism continues to be a strong growth industry among the APEC member economies, with a 6.1 percent year-on-year growth rate. With digital innovations in this arena are creating major disruptive effects for all, senior tourism officials within APEC have agreed to increase cooperation with the private sector to help coordinate that better.
As technological transformation sweeps over the member economies of the APEC organization, its member nations have drafted a new set of collaborative measures to help protect workers against the disruptive effects of that change.
Concerns about the future of Asian regional trade are receiving top priority as the 21 APEC member economies begin convening in Ha Noi for a series of upcoming meetings on the issue. The goal is to find ways to increase trade, boost employment, and raise living standards for all people throughout the APEC region.