APEChttps://www.apec.org/Press/BlogsAPEC - RSSen{BFEE86A6-7FBC-4076-B8C6-56336B0BC5A0}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0717_STATSNow Online: APEC’s Statistics Portal Gets a New Look More than 120 trade, financial and socio-economic indicators are availableFri, 17 Jul 2020 11:03:00 +0800{EF582B00-FA32-4789-9451-04491FD47B48}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0715_MSMEAs the Pandemic Pushes More Consumers Online, Small Businesses Need to Go OnlinePolicymakers need to facilitate the adoption of digital solutions and overcome digital challengesWed, 15 Jul 2020 11:09:00 +0800{2B36DB00-C6D6-474A-968B-E77F862BCA18}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0713_VMRTMedia Registration Opens for 2020 APEC Virtual Trade Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19The Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) will be held virtually on 25 July 2020.Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:00:00 +0800{D0D5CB14-14EB-4884-A2B1-4C6A3E402C52}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0706_ARTACOVID-19 Crisis Deepens Contraction in the APEC Region: ReportThe region’s economy is expected to lose almost USD 3 trillion in 2020Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:11:00 +0800{F1AC06FB-1606-459C-99D4-FEA4DB49D6C9}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0630_VECTIAPEC to Strengthen Supply Chains, Promote Digital Trade for RecoveryCommittee on Trade and Investment optimize work to fast-track economic recoveryTue, 30 Jun 2020 15:34:00 +0800{B5720192-A1EB-44E5-861B-AC61018BFF78}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0626_FutureCOVID-19 Hastens Automation, New APEC Report FindsSound social protection policies can cushion the detrimental effects of automationThu, 25 Jun 2020 22:30:00 +0800{CE517D48-65D5-427D-AF90-09C8FCAB4194}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0612_lsifAPEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum Statement on COVID-19Policy environments that foster the growth of life sciences innovation are critical for controlling the pandemic and help us prepare for the next one.Fri, 12 Jun 2020 19:29:00 +0800{B1582708-05B9-4EAA-BEEC-60C7F463DFDE}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0527_ARTATrade and Economic Downturn Deepen Amid Tensions, PandemicRecovery post-pandemic requires unparalleled, global coordinated approachThu, 28 May 2020 01:00:00 +0800{24A6E343-8171-42F2-9B0F-33586A190625}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0527_MRAPEC Responds to Health and Economic Crisis, Pushes for RecoveryFocuses on vulnerable sectors and workers, facilitating trade of essential goodsWed, 27 May 2020 23:41:00 +0800{B4ACE47C-1A09-4523-81AF-0AEB03E2764A}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0521_FoodSafeguarding Food Security with Open Trade Policies<span style="color: black;">Keep essential activities, food trade lines open across borders </span>Thu, 21 May 2020 11:05:00 +0800{C6809EB0-5DF2-449B-A0B1-365118CFCFA3}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0518_TWGReforms Needed to Future-Proof Tourism IndustryConfidence building for travelers to restart tourismMon, 18 May 2020 11:04:00 +0800{C3D45495-4655-4FFE-8E6B-1615FCA96032}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0505_MRTAPEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Issue Statement on COVID-19Trade Ministers agree to work together towards a healthy, resilient and inclusive Asia-Pacific community.Tue, 05 May 2020 13:34:00 +0800{9DC4C21F-3951-49D5-A879-8E5E2B693E1F}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0428_HealthcarePromoting Trade in Medical Goods Will Save LivesMedical supplies and personal protective products are facing barriers worldwideTue, 28 Apr 2020 15:24:00 +0800{23847F2D-917A-4FCE-AEC9-92D8C818506E}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0420_PSUAPEC Faces USD 2.1 Trillion in Output Loss to COVID-19Regional cooperation key to containment and reboundMon, 20 Apr 2020 13:01:00 +0800{07D3A38B-FB70-496A-9DA4-74D5F589A8EC}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0328_ABACAPEC Collaboration the First-best Strategy to Combat COVID-19, Says BusinessBusiness leaders from the Asia-Pacific region called for APEC leadership and cooperation to combat the grave challenges to health and economies posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:35:00 +0800{5FB1195F-F1BA-4801-A336-0B401A71C568}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0323_HWGAPEC Health Working Group Statement on COVID-19Reflecting the discussions of the Health Working Group which met at the First APEC Senior Officials Meeting, 7-8 February 2020, Putrajaya, MalaysiaMon, 23 Mar 2020 12:30:00 +0800{BEB71F99-5F2A-4FE0-843F-261112C32936}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0314_SOM2APEC Announces Postponement of Upcoming Ministerial MeetingsMalaysia, the host of APEC 2020, has announced the postponement of the upcoming Second Senior Officials’ Meeting, the 2020 APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting, and the 2020 APEC Ministers Responsible of Trade Meeting, which were scheduled for April this year.Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:51:00 +0800{CE2A6201-7196-4841-8E90-7FCFDF35A504}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0308_IWDTapping the Economic Potential of WomenLa Serena Roadmap for Women and Inclusive Growth to bolster progressMon, 09 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0800{52A33A19-FFD7-41C9-93D2-070402D7CAD3}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0224_SOMRegional Dialogue during an Outbreak“I would like to express our appreciation to APEC member economies that put their faith in Malaysia’s leadership and made it a point to participate.”Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:56:00 +0800{71620C57-7710-443B-8060-774CE77F92B3}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0223_APPSoftware Developers Invited to Join 2020 APEC App ChallengeThe challenge: Innovative mobile apps and platforms that empower the aging societyMon, 24 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0800{D32E6A97-BFB2-4507-8352-108053C79B87}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0220_MSDAPEC Needs to Look Beyond Numbers, Bring Concrete Benefits to PeopleEnable trade and investments to generate concrete outcomes for the people.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:32:00 +0800{59291FF8-156F-4664-B603-D0B4D8E51285}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0219_SOMGathering in Putrajaya Opens Year of Optimizing Human PotentialThe first Senior Officials Meeting for APEC Malaysia 2020 beginsThu, 20 Feb 2020 10:35:00 +0800{1B3549ED-8ABB-49DF-8069-6A377ACFB218}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0219_PPWEAPEC Healthy Women Prize Accepting ApplicationsResearch Promoting Women’s Health to Receive $20,000 PrizeWed, 19 Feb 2020 15:27:00 +0800{02C05C70-7645-46D7-AED9-2192BC72121B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0217_ABACABAC Release: Achieving Integration and Inclusion in the Age of DisruptionBusiness leaders from around the Asia-Pacific met in Sydney last week to discuss the year aheadTue, 18 Feb 2020 13:50:00 +0800{7F664A52-71BF-45EF-BF65-0EB6448D1371}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0213_ACTWGEmpower Women to Fight Corruption: Dr Wan AzizahThe impact of corruption is far-reaching and devastating, especially for women.Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:03:00 +0800{BDC198BB-CC55-483F-BF2F-35085A41EAAE}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0209_ASPIREBiodiversity Essential to APEC Economies2020 APEC Science Prize Open for NominationsMon, 10 Feb 2020 14:12:00 +0800{AF584374-8AEA-44EA-B92B-AFD65F1CBF6D}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0205_ABTCAPEC Advances Digitization of the APEC Business Travel CardAn APEC Business Travel Card mobile application will make travel easier and more secureWed, 05 Feb 2020 15:14:00 +0800{B00F0D98-E386-48E7-8106-B4CF05E5FF75}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0122_NewAPEC to Bring a New Vision in 2020APEC’s 21 member economies will finalize in 2020 a new vision for the forum’s next phase, said the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director Dr Rebecca Sta Maria.Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:58:00 +0800{7C474A74-6A02-41F7-BDDD-B2BBB02F528F}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0113_som1Towards Shared Prosperity: Malaysia Begins Host Year in PutrajayaMedia registration is open for the First APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) and related meetings in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 3 February to 22 February 2020.Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:07:00 +0800{BC94A752-53F1-4E3C-B56A-106BDF3ABEE8}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2020/0109_USStronger Cooperation Essential to Address Regional Challenges: APEC Stronger cooperation is essential for APEC as economies address inequality, environmental health, and the digital economy – the region’s critical challenges – said the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director Dr Rebecca Sta Maria.Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:54:00 +0800{9200D11B-EF58-47D7-A94B-AAAB4B2130F3}https://www.apec.org/Press/Blogs/2020/0430_Healthcare$name{26000AD9-C0D0-4847-8550-376D8A28BAA9}https://www.apec.org/Press/Blogs/2020/0421_COVID$name{2313DA98-5792-4434-BDD0-C135D928C21F}https://www.apec.org/Press/Blogs/2020/0427_COVID$name{A0CC3A57-B1DC-4553-98BF-D8161BB97270}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1210_ISOMPolicies Must Ensure Inclusion and Sustainability: APEC Malaysia 2020Broaden opportunities for people and ensure more inclusive growth across the Asia-Pacific, urged the 2020 Chair of APEC Senior Officials, host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2020.Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:31:00 +0800{9EC5137B-E8F2-4045-9557-77C172F9AE18}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1210_DigitalTechnology Opens Doors, say Winners of APEC Digital Prosperity AwardA duo of innovative programmers from Malaysia are the winners of the 2019 APEC Digital Prosperity Award, announced on the sidelines of the APEC Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting in Langkawi.Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:38:00 +0800{43BBED86-44F2-4AF1-A14C-2AAA7D5686B5}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1209_CTChinese Taipei Adds Contribution for Inclusive Growth InitiativesChinese Taipei has voluntarily contributed USD 550,000 in funding to support APEC initiatives that advance regional economic integration and inclusive sustainable growth across the Asia-Pacific.Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:07:00 +0800{F8787E19-6C18-490B-8A36-BB061CF7FC26}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1209_symposiumHarness APEC’s Strength to Overcome Challenges: Dr MahathirMalaysia, incoming host of APEC, will rally the forum to ensure that the ‘”benefits from trade, investment, and economic cooperation are felt and enjoyed by our people,” said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he launched APEC Malaysia 2020.Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:58:00 +0800{A729C822-EF94-4FE9-8119-801141BF9435}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1208_APCWinner of 2019 APEC Photo Contest Also Wins Popular Choice AwardThe winner of the APEC Photo Contest 2019 has also won the most votes for the Popular Choice Award, announced the APEC Secretariat.Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:24:00 +0800{D2B2E1EC-3C82-4AB3-991A-A177E5B61A67}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1207_CSOMMRConsensus Fosters Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: APEC Senior OfficialsMembers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue to work together towards more inclusive and sustainable growth, pledged APEC Senior Officials at the concluding event for Chile’s host year of APEC.Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:30:00 +0800{97100E23-424E-4CA1-909E-002A16DB037B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1125_ISOMMalaysia to Lead APEC in 2020 in Fostering Shared ProsperityMedia Registration is Open for the APEC Informal Senior Officials’ MeetingMon, 25 Nov 2019 15:58:00 +0800{82E1240F-DA6D-4BA6-B774-DBF2EA9C3AA2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1120_ARTAStructural Reforms Can Counter Slower Growth Across APECStructural reforms can counter slower economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, says a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit.Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:00:00 +0800{BFF1B169-187A-4AF5-8A56-478AB15003FB}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1113_CSOMInclusive Growth is Top of APEC’s AgendaMedia registration is open for the APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting to take place on 7 December 2019 at the APEC Secretariat in Singapore.Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:38:00 +0800{9886D783-B0C8-4978-AA8B-1F867770B1E5}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/1031_StatementStatement from the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta MariaPresident Sebastián Piñera, Chair of APEC Chile 2019, announced that APEC Leaders’ Week will not be held in Chile this year.Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:43:00 +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{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{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{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