New Center to Build SME Innovation Capacity
One million US dollars has been pledged by the Republic of Korea to develop an APEC SME Innovation Center, to develop and foster regional innovation in the small and medium enterprises sector.
Towards One Community: Meet the Challenge, Make the Change
This is a landmark year for APEC: It marks the mid-point between the creation of the forum in 1989 and the deadline for all economies to meet the Bogor Goals of free and open trade in 2020. APEC officials will undertake a mid-term stock-take this year to pinpoint where APEC is in its progress towards meeting the Bogor Goals.
Bridging the Pacific: Coping with the Challenges of Globalization - Business Executives Present Recommendations to APEC Leaders
Imagine receiving an office voicemail, "The President called, he wants your advice on the economy." How would you respond? What would your advice be?
APEC CEO Summit 2004
This year's CEO Summit attracted over 400 business leaders from across APEC, and more broadly from the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Towards One Community - APEC Korea 2005
"Towards One Community: Meet the Challenge and Make the Change", is the central theme for APEC 2005, which will be hosted by the Republic of Korea.
Anti-Corruption and FTAs/RTAs amongst Key Issues Discussed by Leaders
The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis was yet another reminder - if the world needed one - that corruption and poor transparency inhibit the development of fair and efficient markets. That message hasn't been lost on APEC.
Innovative Capacity Building Approach to be Trialed in 2005
Expanding the reach and cost-effectiveness of APEC's capacity building program is the main aim of a trial partnership between the APEC and the World Bank's Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). Investigating strategies to ensure that the limited money that economies commit to APEC is spent wisely so that maximum benefit goes to those who need it most, APEC established a relationship with the GDLN in early 2003.
Healthy People, Healthy Economies
Everybody's talking about the life sciences and biotechnology as the Next Big Thing. Policy makers in APEC consider life sciences innovation as an investment.
FTAs: Working Towards Bogor Goals
The growth of Free Trade Agreements and Regional Trade Agreements (FTAs/RTAs) in the Asia-Pacific is spurring APEC's efforts to liberalise trade and investment throughout the region.
Trade Ministers Provide Political Support for WTO Doha Development Agenda Negotiations
Unlocking the WTO Doha Development Agenda (DDA) Negotiations was of paramount importance at the recent APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Pucón, Chile. Ministers from APEC's 21 Member Economies sent a strong message of support to the WTO, encouraging all parties to find ways to successfully conclude negotiations.