APEChttps://www.apec.org/Press/BlogsAPEC - RSSen{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{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{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