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Xi'an Demonstrate Unique Approach to Fighting Poverty Using E-Commerce

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.

Philippine LNG Facility Draws 6 Foreign Bidders

While detailed requirements for it are still being drawn up, the state-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC)’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility has drawn strong interest from some of the biggest players in the business.

Mitsubishi and Singapore Gov Affiliate Company Form Major Urban Development JV

With an eye to the growing importance of urban development especially in Southeast Asia's emerging economies, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Surbana Jurong (SJ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, a Singapore government affiliated investment company, have formed a joint venture targeting acquisition of $2.5 billion in urban development projects in Asia.

Financial Supervisory Service of Korea and ADB Discuss Financial Inclusion

Financial Supervisory Service of Korea (FSS) Governor Mr. Suk Heun Yoon and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao, along with FSS International Cooperation Department (ICD) Director Mr. Se Hee Lim met on August 6 in Manila to discuss financial services for underserved communities.

TUV Rheinland Philippines Lab Accepted in IECEE CB Testing Scheme

TUV Rheinland's Philippines Laboratory was just accepted to operate in the IECEE CB Scheme (IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) under the responsibility of the National Certification Body (NCB) TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

Asia Pacific Region Off Track to Meet 2030 Sustainability Goals

Three years ago the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was set, along with specific goals. As of now, the Asia Pacific region is only on track for just one goal, unlikely for quite a few others, and going in the opposite direction for others -- most seriously regarding inequality.

An Aging Asia Creates Challenges for Its Leadership

For most of history all populations in the world grew with more children compared to the adult populations. Now Asia is facing a crisis because of the presence of less children and a higher percentage of adults. Representatives across the region gathered June 12-13 in Mongolia to discuss the issue.

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