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  • Presiden Korsel: ekonomi kreatif butuh stimulus

    Presiden Korea Selatan Park Geun-Hye mengatakan ekonomi kreatif membutuhkan stimulus dari pemerintah untuk tumbuh dan berkembang. READ MORE

  • RI to Rise Risk Management, Information Exchange Issues at APEC’s Customs Meeting

    RI to Rise Risk Management, Information Exchange Issues at APEC’s Customs Meeting

    The government is planning to raise the risk management and information exchange issues at today’s APEC Sub-committee meeting on Customs Procedures (SCCP) held in Medan, North Sumatra. READ MORE

  • A Number of National Leaders Confirm Attending APEC, Including Obama (Sejumlah Kepala Negara Nyatakan Hadiri APEC, Termasuk Obama)

    A Number of National Leaders Confirm Attending APEC, Including Obama (Sejumlah Kepala Negara Nyatakan Hadiri APEC, Termasuk Obama)

    The confirmations of several head of states attending the APEC Summit 2013 were announced during the APEC SCCP (Sub Committee on Customs Procedures) meeting held yesterday (19/6) READ MORE

  • Reaching Out Across the Pacific

    Reaching Out Across the Pacific

    East Asia and Latin America’s Foreign Ministers met last week to discuss overcoming geographical distance, increasing contacts and boosting cooperation. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono explained that building connectivity was important because it would allow citizens of countries in both regions to have better contacts. READ MORE

  • Global Farmers Raise Agricultural Specialization Concerns

    Global Farmers Raise Agricultural Specialization Concerns

    The sixth international conference of La Via Campesiana (LVC) - the international peasants’ movement that will be held in Jakarta has raised concerns over the growing specialization in agricultural production across the globe. READ MORE

  • ABAC Prepares Recommendations for Bali Summit

    ABAC Prepares Recommendations for Bali Summit

    During the 2013 APEC Summit, ABAC will recommend three main issues. The three main issues that ABAC will present are the need to focus promotions of SMEs, the need to mobilize private sector funds for the development of infrastructure, and the need to improve a more conducive investment climate. READ MORE

  • 1,200 CEO from APEC Economy Members will Gather in Nusa Dua Bali

    1,200 CEO from APEC Economy Members will Gather in Nusa Dua Bali

    During the 2013 APEC CEO Summit 2013, there will be 1,200 CEO from APEC economic members will gather in Nusa Dua Bali, including 250 CEO from Indonesia. APEC Business Advisory Council will convey three main issues: development of infrastructure and advocate SMEE to get better market & financial access. READ MORE

  • 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

  • Asia ‘needs more infrastructure’

    Asia ‘needs more infrastructure’

    Asia’s roaring growth engine could start to splutter if infrastructure needed to link goods and services to consumers is not installed. That was the message from Mr Wishnu Wardhana, who will be sharing the concerns of the region’s business leaders with politicians at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to be held in Bali this October. READ MORE

  • APEC holds preparatory meeting in Surabaya

    The senior officials of Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) will gather in Surabaya next week to discuss preparations for the APEC Summit, as the second preparatory meeting after a similar gathering in Jakarta on February and discussed several important issues to boost trade cooperation and investment in the region.
    The meeting agenda would be used to prepare member countries for the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference to discuss the major issue of trade facilitation and the Least Developed Countries (LDC) package as a scheme to provide duty-free and quota-free conditions to get greater market access. READ MORE

  • “Indonesia dan APEC 2013” (Indonesia and APEC 2013)

    “Indonesia dan APEC 2013” (Indonesia and APEC 2013)

    APEC 2013 will be held soon in Bali and undertaking "Resilient Asia Pacific, Engine of Global Growth" as this year's theme. The strategic collaboration of members is based on the richness of energy and natural resources including oil, gas and coal - owned by the members. Direction to where APEC is leading can be easily be seen from geo-economics, geo-politic and geo-strategic perspective. READ MORE

  • Renewed action for a resilient Asia-Pacific: business council chair

    Renewed action for a resilient Asia-Pacific: business council chair

    Wishnu Wardhana predicts a pivotal year for APEC and its business advisory council. With the global economy still fragile, the Indonesian businessman says the Asia-Pacific must continue to lead the recovery, with balanced and more sustainable economic growth. That means APEC and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) should take renewed action together this year to help the region's economies build resilience to any crisis unfolding around the globe. READ MORE