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APEC Backs Incentives for Business Disaster Planning
Bangkok, Thailand, 25 Jun 2015
Support for financial incentives to spur emergency preparedness among businesses comes as the risk of shocks to trade and growth rises in the Asia-Pacific.
APEC Turns to Small Firms to Combat New Health Threats
Atlanta, United States, 19 Jun 2015

Greater small business participation in trade is needed to improve protection against emerging diseases such as Ebola and MERS, and other unfolding health concerns.

APEC Lifting Asia-Pacific Trade Barriers for Small Businesses
Atlanta, United States, 15 Jun 2015
Focus is on creating openings for small businesses to integrate in the different stages of the international production and trade of goods.
Asia Region Funds Passport On-Track for 2016 Launch
Singapore, 4 Jun 2015
The initiative will make it easier for financial services professionals to market investment products to retail customers in other Asia-Pacific economies and boost job creation in the region.
APEC Challenge Open to Tech Start-Ups
Singapore, 3 Jun 2015

Technology start-ups are invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and corporate executives as part of the 3rd APEC Challenge, sponsored by Intel and Siemens, on 19 – 20 October in Chinese Taipei.

Sound Tax Policies Boost Tourism and Economic Growth
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 28 May 2015

As regional free trade agreements proliferate in the Asia-Pacific, a new APEC Policy Support Unit report confirms that these agreements do make a difference in boosting exports.

Free Trade Agreements Lead to Rising Exports, Study Confirms
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 25 May 2015

As regional free trade agreements proliferate in the Asia-Pacific, a new APEC Policy Support Unit report confirms that these agreements do make a difference in boosting exports.

APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement in Boracay
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 24 May 2015

The statement describes joint actions to be taken forward by APEC members to expand trade and spur economic activity towards strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

VIDEO: Interviews with APEC Trade Ministers
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 24 May 2015

Video Interviews with APEC Trade Ministers in Boracay, the Philippines.

APEC Trade Ministers Opening New Market Frontiers for Small Firms
Boracay Island, Aklan Province, Philippines, 23 May 2015
Emphasis is on opening up cross-border business opportunities for small firms vital to boosting job creation, innovation and productivity within Pacific Rim economies.
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