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Diversified aviation security measures can help to ensure passenger safety and improve operational efficiency at increasingly busy airports in the Asia-Pacific without the need for significant investments.
Improved emergency planning among businesses in the Asia-Pacific is needed to boost their ability to limit potential disruptions to commercial activity in the world’s most natural disaster-prone region.
APEC Trade Ministers concluded their meeting on Sunday in Surabaya by issuing a Statement that outlines collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape.
APEC member economies are in a position to provide an added boost to the world economy and the multilateral trading system. This is vital to sustaining the gradual recovery that appears to be currently underway, said Gita Wirjawan, Indonesia’s Trade Minister.
Growth in the APEC region was sustained by a rise in intra-regional trade, investment and domestic consumption, according to new APEC Policy Support Unit research.
The PSU’s APEC Economic Trends Analysis provides an overview on emerging trends underlying the region’s economic prospects by providing in-depth analysis on recent macroeconomic and financial developments in the APEC region.
APEC Economic Trends Analysis, April 2013
Key Trends and Developments relating to Trade and Investment Measures and their Impact on the APEC Region, April 2013
Expanding the Information Technology Agreement (No. 6, 6 May 2013)