APEChttps://www.apec.org/Press/SpeechesAPEC - RSSen{FFB6551C-0248-469E-A769-D10154CAD87B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1015_FMMMRAPEC Finance Ministers Call for Economic Resilience and Financial InclusionMinisters address developments in the global economy and take action to safeguard the region’s growth.Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:20:00 +0800{862278B9-840C-4041-88EE-C0F734797CCB}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1015_FMMAPEC Finance Ministers Issue Ministerial StatementFinance Ministers from APEC member economies issued a joint statement reflecting the outcomes of the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Santiago, Chile, chaired by Chile’s Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain.Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:20:00 +0800{34C6FAD9-26CC-4487-9B09-421E245524DC}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1015_PPSTIAPEC Economies Agree on Principles and Actions to Support Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsAPEC member economies launched the APEC Women in STEM Principles and Actions, a set of suggested principles and actions for encouraging women’s participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM.Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:30:00 +0800{759D5914-193A-47EA-B15E-A486345AA2CA}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0925_MRAPEC Economic Leaders’ Week: Media Registration OpenMedia registration is now open for the 2019 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week on 11-17 November in Santiago, to be chaired by Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera.Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:11:00 +0800{E6ECC4C7-D13D-4127-B927-714F5EBE3B39}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1004_StatementAPEC Ministers in Charge of Women’s Economic Participation Issue Joint StatementMinisters in charge of women’s economic participation in the APEC region issued a joint statement following their meeting in La Serena, Chile, on 4 October 2019.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:45:00 +0800{35D63445-3756-4E09-9763-92DF4E8D875A}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1004_EDWomen Advancing in APEC Region but More Reforms NeededPolicies impacting women’s economic advancement have improved in some areas, but more reforms are needed to enable women to fully thrive, reports the newly updated APEC Women and the Economy Dashboard 2019.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:11:00 +0800{6E9D72EC-83EA-4344-994C-6C4CB288B444}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1003_BestWomen Entrepreneurs and Managers Win 2019 APEC BEST AwardAPEC officials announced this year’s winners for the annual APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Awards, or BEST Awards - a collection of some of the best women-led businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:40:00 +0800{D808C59C-1972-4E84-BB18-3E909737DF2A}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1002_HWHEInaugural Healthy Women Health Economies Prize Announces Winning ResearchA comprehensive study on the health needs of Filipino migrant workers has won the inaugural APEC Healthy Women Healthy Economies award.Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:19:00 +0800{FD63BF21-88EA-47F2-88EC-D3171387785E}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0926-HWHEFinalists of APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economy Prize AnnouncedEqual pay, migrant workers, and maternal health are the issues highlighted by the finalists of the inaugural APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:22:00 +0800{40088AF2-3AA2-4EF2-914D-825F4E1534D4}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0924_UNPromoting Universal Health Coverage: Sharing a Prosperous and Healthy Future Leaders from around the world gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 23 September for the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:10:00 +0800{8A50E4BF-A40E-4AF9-AACF-6E22A661EC9A}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0911_DCCollaboration Marks Achievements of Chile’s Host YearAPEC focuses on the progress the forum has made on the four priorities set by Chile this year.Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:26:00 +0800{31A1E504-100B-4D0F-AA0B-2DC6F895406B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0912_CBPRAPEC Steps Up Promotion of Cross-Border Privacy RulesAPEC economies, data privacy regulators, and other stakeholders are exploring ways to bolster the Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system.Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:08:00 +0800{206C1B1D-4BB5-48F1-B7E0-70229C403201}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0910_SMEChile Joins APEC Efforts to Bolster Health Ethics, Support SMEs and PatientsAPEC continues to bolster ethics in the healthcare sector in support of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and patients, as Chile launches a consensus framework to improve ethical interactions in its healthcare system.Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:07:00 +0800{09D5A7EF-03D7-4112-8BF4-C54569423176}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0906_dataWanted: Data on the Gender Gap, Digital Divide and Small BusinessesWe need it for inclusive policymakingFri, 06 Sep 2019 12:01:00 +0800{37D2FC67-4AE3-4A08-900F-E40C7C98DC12}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0906_SMEMMAPEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministers Issue Joint StatementMinisters in charge of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the APEC region issued a statement following their meeting in Concepcion, Chile, on 5-6 September 2019.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:10:00 +0800{B97B29D1-ED67-4210-AE0D-7F1306140FE0}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0906_SMEAPEC SME Ministers Commit to Inclusion Through Digital TransformationMinisters convened this week in Concepcion to talk about one of the most underrepresented but vital business sectors of the region.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:10:00 +0800{DC6E3394-3C2E-4118-A7C5-3F226C1BBD99}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0905_SMEDigital Transformation is Vital for Small Businesses “Ten, twenty, thirty years ago, you were in the best position to go global if you were a large company and had a lot of resources and access to a lot of attorneys and advisors who could help you navigate regulations and issues that get more complicated as you go abroad.”Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:21:00 +0800{DA1D7F34-7469-46F9-AEA7-9E923FAC991B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0830_SOM‘APEC is at a crossroads; we must chart the way forward’In scenic Puerto Varas, APEC delegates engaged in constructive dialogue about how to adopt to a changing world.Fri, 30 Aug 2019 14:30:00 +0800{1C2FFA71-F291-4567-AE04-8FC2129AE9C8}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0830_ECHow APEC Helps Small Business Go GlobalFrom access to capital to dispute resolution.Thu, 29 Aug 2019 08:55:00 +0800{058EA51B-5CF1-4BAF-8AD3-976CF5CD1ED7}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0827_ASPIREGroundbreaking Research on Renewable Energy Wins APEC ASPIRE PrizeGroundbreaking work that may foster more use of renewable energy has been rewarded the 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, or ASPIRE.Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:43:00 +0800{2D61636E-B763-4345-BC01-88684001C475}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0825_GOSPilot APEC Services Index to Foster More OpennessChile, host economy of APEC 2019, hosted a services summit on the sidelines of the APEC 3rd Senior Officials’ Meetings in Puerto Varas, Chile, to spotlight the potential of the services sector in strengthening regional integration and explore new opportunities to make the region more friendly for services trade.Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:15:00 +0800{F32C8F4A-90D0-4F73-A06B-CEF21BB86D20}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0823_FSMMAPEC Ministers of Agriculture Issue Joint StatementMinisters of Agriculture from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Puerto Varas on 23 August 2019.Sat, 24 Aug 2019 22:13:00 +0800{F6A29C24-18A3-4214-9DF8-A5026528BB88}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0823_FSAPEC Ministers Pledge to Strengthen Food SecurityAPEC Ministers urge the region’s economies to step up efforts to promote food security through fostering sustainable food systems, embracing technology, leveraging collaboration and trade, and strengthening rural development.Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{7197A70F-844B-41B5-B579-929AB4A6B043}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_MarineCleaning Up APEC Rivers and Oceans of Plastic PollutionAn increasingly familiar sight in Asia and Latin America, the cleaning up of beaches highlight a key concern for APEC: marine debris, or everyday refuse from towns and villages that travel down rivers and into the oceans.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{FC75E727-2DD0-4BF3-8E00-D180AF337304}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_CDAPEC Chemical Dialogue Strengthens Trade through CooperationThe top Asia-Pacific forum for the chemical industry – the world’s fifth largest manufacturing sector – is strengthening cooperation on regulatory affairs, in order to facilitate trade, create more jobs, and promote sustainable development.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{B4631F37-BCA5-4005-B395-8931B635F175}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_HWGAPEC Calls for Accelerated Action to Foster Healthy AgeingAPEC economies are committed to pursuing more innovative partnerships to address the health, social, and economic impacts of the region’s rapidly ageing population, said senior officials attending the 9th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy at the APEC 3rd Senior Officials’ Meetings.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:39:00 +0800{3984BDF8-8606-4F6F-B7E1-50A566C22C97}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0820_pngHelp Women Farmers and Fishers to Grow to Boost APEC GrowthOfficials from agriculture and fisheries ministries, as well as from non-government bodies in APEC, are working to identify solutions that may improve opportunities for women in agriculture and fisheries, including aquaculture. In some APEC economies, rural women make up half or more of the work force for primary industries such as agriculture and fisheries.Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:13:00 +0800{921E3659-AF63-4049-A7F9-7A3DD1E5F245}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0819_LSIFNew APEC Survey: More Regulatory Approval of Medical ProductsRegulatory requirements for the approval of medical products are becoming more aligned for APEC economies, according to a new study by the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF).Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:16:00 +0800{82A80B54-79DF-49E3-9D1F-77F54A719A91}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0802_MediaConnecting People and Building the Future at 3rd APEC Senior Officials’ Meetings Media Registration is Open for High-Level Policy Dialogues on Health and Food SecurityFri, 02 Aug 2019 15:15:00 +0800{5BB01762-83E9-4DAD-8935-75110B58D3EB}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0730_APECWorld Needs APEC More than Ever: Business CommunityBusinesspeople and advocates for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, urged the region’s leaders to use APEC as an avenue for achieving more progress, such as developing workers’ skills for the digital economy or deepening policy reforms.Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:44:00 +0800{9B6E600A-53D8-4265-BFBF-9774D504C93D}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0726_PhotoThe 2019 APEC Photo Contest Now OpenCapture the theme of APEC Chile: Connecting People, Building the FutureFri, 26 Jul 2019 09:27:00 +0800{676FD099-99BE-4FF3-9B28-197C6DEC085B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0726_ABACAsia-Pacific Business Stress Vital Importance of WTO, Climate Change Mitigation and Leveraging of the Digital EconomySenior business representatives from around the Asia-Pacific voiced strong support this week in the Chinese city of Hangzhou for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a rules-based multilateral trading system.Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:07:00 +0800{6BB1A59B-209E-4A2F-B0C2-D90E78AF44DD}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0723_IMDAAPEC Strengthens Trust with Data Protection SystemData protection in the Asia-Pacific region has just received a significant boost with the appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) by Singapore as its accountability agent.Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:00:00 +0800{F89213E0-5439-41EE-8F49-0E62B007CA0B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0719_DigitalClose the Digital Skills Gap by 2025 through Collaboration: APECJob seekers today lack the skills needed to work in the digital economy, says a survey on digital skills in the workforce.Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:41:00 +0800{44494DFB-E35B-4960-86F5-D5CBDCD14F94}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0701_womenAnalysis: Supporting Women in Tourism to Gain More Digital Skills Makes Business SenseIn cities and towns across Malaysia, blink and you may miss one of the country’s most promising sources of income.Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:11:00 +0800{CB62963D-B6AC-4E61-AF87-8BC28ABFEEED}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0619_dataAPEC Bolsters Confidence in Digital Economy To strengthen consumer confidence in electronic commerce in the Pacific Rim region, the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system is adding to its roster of accountability agents, who ensure that participating firms are safeguarding consumers’ personal information while fostering growth of the digital economy.Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:00:00 +0800{3542EF68-6248-405C-BE27-B698E3797D86}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0618_ASPIREInspired by the Natural World, Science Prize Finalists Tackle Global ChallengesUsing crab shells to cleanse minerals from contaminated waters. Mimicking natural photosynthesis to generate renewable energy.Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:49:00 +0800{CBCE9E43-C9C7-4FE3-BC33-ADE218DA5F23}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0617_ARTAAnalysis: APEC’s Merchandise Trade Moderates Yet Services Trade ImprovesTrade – once a key driver of growth for the Pacific Rim region – is slowing, and its moderation is affecting the economy, says the newest APEC Regional Trends Analysis, or ARTA.Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:14:00 +0800{A5AAFD55-437A-4D93-8C5D-F94A1D3E962E}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0613_riskFinance is a Shield in Times of Natural DisasterCrises are imminent as Asia-Pacific typhoon season kicks in, but policies are being set across the region to insure against the economic damageThu, 13 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0800{FFB5B261-447B-4A0C-BCF9-DC370D4C5AD6}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0607_EWGRapid Growth of Transport Sector Fuels Energy Demand in APECThe 21 economies that comprise the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are expected to see a 21 per cent rise in energy demand over the next 30 years, partly due to population and economic growth in Southeast Asia, says a new APEC report.Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:21:00 +0800{0E6AB1A7-8EAE-407C-9412-1D6CC37A1B65}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0531_HRDWGMillennials: The Future of Work is Human<p><em><span>A study asks workers what skills will be most important. Naturally, most answered digital, but that’s only part of the story.</span></em></p>Fri, 31 May 2019 15:47:00 +0800{69C3BE4D-FA66-48A7-A71D-A24771635876}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0518_MRTAPEC Trade Ministers Issue Joint StatementTrade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Vina del Mar on 17-18 May 2019.Sat, 18 May 2019 01:41:00 +0800{EA6B3A3B-BEB1-46CE-AC70-03700CF5C4BF}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_APPWinning Entry of APEC App Challenge to Connect Women Entrepreneurs with InvestorsAn app that connects women entrepreneurs with investors and mentors, created by a duo of young developers from China, has won the 2019 APEC App challenge, held on the eve of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade meetings (MRT). Fri, 17 May 2019 09:16:00 +0800{F4459F77-2808-4EF5-9CB9-78314FFCD9B2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_ARTASustaining Economic Growth is a Delicate Balancing Act, says APEC Policy Support UnitAs trade tensions undermine global trade, investment and output, growth in the APEC region is expected to moderate to 3.8 per cent in 2019, down from 4.1 per cent in 2018, says a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit.Fri, 17 May 2019 00:51:00 +0800{C9808557-A591-4193-A937-F5A0A3BC0CF3}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_MRTContinued Economic Cooperation for Continued Growth, Urges ChileTrade ministers from member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are convening in Chile, host of APEC 2019, to strengthen regional economic integration, against a backdrop of slowing trade growth.Fri, 17 May 2019 00:18:00 +0800{40D4A7AF-FBF3-4492-AFF2-EBFF53131EE5}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0515_SOM2APEC Takes Steps to Bolster TradeSenior Officials of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) reaffirmed the forum’s commitment to strengthening collaboration towards stronger trade and economic growth in the Asia Pacific region.Thu, 16 May 2019 11:18:00 +0800{109A3F19-2B5F-474D-B1D3-344C17B0EFD2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0514_EWGPolicy Incentives to Encourage Clean EnergyTo share its substantial progress in developing clean coal technology, APEC provided training in Ningbo, China, on efficient and low-carbon coal utilization to officials from the economies in the Pacific Rim region.Tue, 14 May 2019 21:42:00 +0800{D5DE7740-1F66-42BF-A100-C0F642ABA4AC}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0511_TWGTourism to Create Millions More Jobs across APECGrowing at a rate of 3.9 per cent in 2018 – higher than 3.2 per cent growth for global GDP – tourism remains a bright spot for the global economy.Sat, 11 May 2019 11:13:00 +0800{C019E377-B65B-45F8-923E-202420EEE4CE}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0510_PPWEGood Data Makes Good Policy for WomenGood data makes for good policy, yet data that indicates how policies affect men and women differently is not common. According to the International Trade Center, gender-disaggregated data on international trade is rarely collected and less than one-third of statistics on informal work indicate women’s roles in sectors that they visibly dominate.Fri, 10 May 2019 11:57:00 +0800{AA7D2C24-73EF-48BC-954F-112872B11B62}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0507_prizeNew APEC Prize to Help Women Prosper$20,000 Award Awaits Data-Driven Research that Improves Women’s Health and Well-BeingTue, 07 May 2019 13:01:00 +0800