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Inclusiveness Key to Stimulating Consumer Spending and Economic Growth
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 22 May 2015

Growth in the Asia-Pacific region hinges on the strength of consumer spending, underscoring the importance of inclusiveness and structural reforms to boost domestic demand, recommends the latest APEC Policy Support Unit Economic Trends Report.

APEC Enlists Young Scientists, Media to Ignite Innovation Uptake
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 21 May 2015
Science and technology officials have launched a new stakeholder engagement initiative to promote mainstream acceptance and uptake of breakthroughs.
Korea Builds Trade, Regional Integration Capacity with Donation
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 21 May 2015
The USD 700,000 donation will fund APEC projects to improve members' technical capacity to liberalize and facilitate trade and investment, and strengthen regional integration.
APEC Senior Officials Take ‘Forward-Looking’ Growth Steps
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 20 May 2015
Focus is on boosting sluggish trade and growth, and in ways that address the changing development landscape and deliver benefits that are widely felt.
Advancing the Internet of Things for Economic and Social Benefits
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 19 May 2015

Recognizing the potential of the Internet of Things and the online interconnection of everyday objects, public, nonprofit and private representatives provided recommendations on how APEC member governments can nurture this innovative technology to realize both economic and social benefits.

APEC Poised to Lower Services Barriers to Lift Small Businesses
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 19 May 2015
Greater services liberalization is needed to increase small business participation in trade and improve job creation, growth and quality of life for people in the region.
APEC Moves to Cut Environmental Goods Tariffs as Deadline Looms
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 18 May 2015
Member economies are ramping up efforts to meet their landmark commitment to cut tariffs on environmental goods to five per cent or less by year’s end.
APEC Calls for Heightened Action to Build Disaster Resilient Communities
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 15 May 2015

In the wake of recent disasters in the Asia-Pacific, APEC officials call for greater commitment and a science-based approach to build safe and disaster resilient communities.

APEC Ministers, Officials Set Sights on Progressive Trade Breakthroughs in Boracay: 10 Things to Look Out For
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 13 May 2015
Focus is on putting wind in the sails of sluggish trade and moving towards sunnier days ahead for economic growth and people’s lives on both sides of the Pacific.
APEC Policy Researchers Offer Strategies to Accelerate Economic Integration
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 13 May 2015

Leading academics and policy makers recommend strategies for APEC to accelerate regional economic integration and inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific at a two-day APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference.

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