Press May 2013

  • APEC meetings seen to boost Phl economy

    APEC meetings seen to boost Phl economy The eight sectoral ministerial meeting in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in 2015 which the Philippines will be hosting, could help move the country’s economy forward, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). READ MORE
  • New Zealand, U.S. agree on further cooperation in Asia-Pacific

    Government and defense officials from New Zealand and the United States on Thursday reiterated their commitment to continue strengthening their "strategic partnership" on a range of issues in the Asia-Pacific region. READ MORE
  • Obama requests 7pc finding boost for Asia-Pacific Region

    Obama requests 7pc finding boost for Asia-Pacific Region US President Barack Obama is planning to boost spending in Australia and other Pacific and East Asian nations as the US refocuses on the region, and away from traditional hotspots Europe and the Middle East. READ MORE
  • Discourse: APEC connectivity framework richer than that of ASEAN

    Quoted person: Allen Bolard, Executive Director of APEC Secretariat
    As the host of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this year, Indonesia has picked regional connectivity as an agenda priority. The Jakarta Post’s Linda Yulisman talked to the executive director of the APEC Secretariat Alan Bollard, about issues pertaining to the theme and other issues at a recent APEC trade ministers’ meeting in Surabaya. READ MORE
  • Bali Infrastructure Projects are excelled towards APEC Summit (Jelang KTT APEC, Proyek Infrastruktur Bali Dipacu)

    Bali Infrastructure Projects are excelled towards APEC Summit (Jelang KTT APEC, Proyek Infrastruktur Bali Dipacu) Quoted person: Purwanto (General Manager PT. Angkasa Pura I, Ngurah Rai Airport); Akhmad Tito (President Director PT. Jasamarga Bali).
    The development of Ngurah Rai airport and toll route at Bali which worth IDR5 trillion was continue to be conducted to welcome the upcoming KTT APEC in October 2013. According to Purwanto, the airport expansion project had reached 80% completion. READ MORE
  • “Chatib: Daya Tarik Indonesia Bagi Investor Asing Tinggi” (Chatib: Foreign Investors are still highly interested to Indonesia)

    Quoted Person: Chatib Basri (Head of BKPM – The Coordinating Investment Body); Riccardo Monti (President, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency).
    Chatib Basri has stated that foreign investors were still attracted with Indonesia as an investment destination. According to him, “Foreign investors are still interested to invest in Indonesia because Indonesia’s growth is still above 6 percent level.” Further, he suggested, despite the size of the domestic market and its higher profit advantage compared to other countries; however Indonesia still need to fix its infrastructures. READ MORE