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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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When it comes to reliable long-term investment, tourism may just be "the new gold". While it's true that nothing is ever certain, trends suggest that the tourism industry will continue to flourish in coming years - even in difficult times. The industry is one of the largest in the world, reports the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), accounting for 10 percent of world GDP and employing nearly 240 million people. For many economies, it is not just a significant source of income but the main source. While traditionally stable currencies and commodities have fallen in value and energy prices have strained ...
countries (styled "Member Economies") to cooperate on regional trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation. APEC's objective is to enhance economic growth and prosperity in the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community. Members account for approximately 40% of the world's population, approximately 54% of world GDP and about 44% of world trade. An annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, attended by the heads of government of all APEC members, except the Republic of China (Taiwan) which is represented under the name Chinese Taipei by a ministerial-level official . The location of the ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Expanding Renewable Energy A Priority For APEC
The Energy Minsters from the Twenty-one countries in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation are acknowledging the decrease in the cost of renewable energy technologies. However, they are claiming an urge for a constant effort to ensure that price will reduce even further. Wind, solar, bio-energy and geothermal are renewable sources for electricity. Bio-fuel is alternative energy available for the transport sector. APEC is supporting the need for standardization and constant efforts to furtherance the reduction in cost. This goal is to increase diversity of energy supply and augment the versatility of sources for the electricity ... market research, surveys and trends
APEC wants continued development of renewable energy | News | eco ...
Renewable energy technologies are declining in cost but continued efforts are required to further reduce this, according to energy ministers from the 21-country Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy for electricity, and biofuels for transport, are diversifying energy supply, and energy ministers urged “continued technology development efforts to further reduce their costs, standardise products, develop supply sources, and share best practices to accelerate their use in electricity generation, buildings and transport sectors.” A declaration issued after their meeting in Fukui, Japan, ... market research, surveys and trends

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation | Office of the United States ...
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies. Starting out as an informal dialogue group, APEC has now become the primary regional vehicle for promoting open trade and practical economic cooperation. Its goal is to advance Asia-Pacific economic dynamism and sense of community. APEC has 21 members - referred to as "Member Economies" - which account for 41 percent of the world's population, 54 percent of the world's total GDP and 44 percent of the world's trade.  APEC countries consist of Australia, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Speeches - "The Significance of Tourism in Addressing APEC 2008 ...
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to make this presentation to the Tourism Ministerial Meeting of 2008. "Responsible Tourism" is among the timeliest of topics and I should like to take the opportunity to draw your attention to its particular relevance to APEC member economies and the priorities we share. APEC 2008 is distinct not only because it is being chaired by an economy with strong historic, social and commercial ties to Asia - and yet, divergent in flavor from economies across the Pacific Ocean. It is also a year in which we have determined to pay greater attention to the social dimensions of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
United States Commits to Strengthening Asia-Pacific Trade
Washington - The U.S. commitment to expanding, dynamic, robust trade partnerships with Asia-Pacific economies is being reaffirmed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in San Francisco. (Media-Newswire.com) - Washington � The U.S. commitment to expanding, dynamic, robust trade partnerships with Asia-Pacific economies is being reaffirmed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) negotiations in San Francisco. The talks, scheduled for June 14�18, address the proposed expansion of the multi-economy free trade zone created in 2006 by Singapore, New Zealand and Chile that promotes regionwide economic cooperation. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Santos to improve ties with L.America, boost trade with Asia: advisor
Colombia's presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos greets members of the media after casting his vote during presidential elections in Bogota June 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) Colombia's president-elect will improve ties with Latin American countries and boost trade with Asian and Pacific countries, according to his chief economic advisor. During his four-year term starting Aug. 7, Juan Manuel Santos will also enhance the free-trade mechanism agreed upon with the Middle East and Africa, said Juan Carlos Echeverri. Santos was declared winner of the run-off presidential polls after garnering 69.06 percent of the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). (Outline: The 17th APEC Ministerial Meeting and the 13th APEC Leaders' Meeting). November 2005 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) -- U.S. Commercial ...
APEC stands for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Today, there are 21 members, including all of the major economies of the region with some of the most dynamic and rapidly growing economies in the world. Its members account for approximately 40% of the world's population, approximately 56% of world GDP and about 48% of world trade. It also proudly represents the most economically dynamic region in the world having generated nearly 70% of global economic growth in its first 10 years. APEC’s role has grown in recent years in both scope and depth and now encompasses trade liberalization, business ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Laboratory tests have proved polio diagnosis in two Tajik children in Russia�s Urals Chelyabinsk region on 10 June 2010. According to the Rospotrebnadzor administration, one of the sick children was eight years old, the other one 17. Both were illegal migrants. One lived in Magnitogorsk, the other in Chelyabinsk. full story... Posted 04 June 2010 A global update was provided to the Committee on the pandemic situation, including a particular focus on developments in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The most active areas of pandemic influenza virus transmission are currently in tropical areas, primarily in parts of the ...
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What is APEC ? - Yahoo! Answers
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries who meet with the purpose of improving economic and political ties. It has standing committees on a wide range of issues, from communications to fisheries. The heads of government of all APEC members meet annually in a summit called "APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting" rotating in location among APEC's member economies. APEC is famous for its tradition of having attending leaders dress in the national costume of the host nation. Membership Currently, most countries with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean are members of the organization, ...
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Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries who meet with idea of improving economic and political ties between themsleves. The first meeting was held in Canberra, from November 5 to November 7, 1989. This meeting was roughly the start of the organization. It holds annual meetings in each of the member countries, all hosting forums on Free Trade agreements, economic growth, co-operation (between APEC countries), and also general trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. I have selected APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) as a case study to portray the trade between Australia and ...