APEC delegates identify ways private sector could assist in reducing food losses

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC delegates identify ways private sector could assist in reducing food losses 

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Sept. 28 — Agricultural officials and industry representatives from around the Pacific Rim have identified two aspects in which the private sector could assist Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies in reducing post-harvest losses in all stages of the entire food supply chain in the Asia-Pacific region.

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More than 100 Asia-Pacific chief executive officers join discussions to thresh out Cebu Action Plan

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 100 Asia-Pacific chief executive officers join discussions to thresh out Cebu Action Plan 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Sept. 10 — More than 100 financial industry players, including chief executive officers of multinational investment banks, on Thursday joined Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers in the discussion to iron out the Cebu Action Plan (CAP), which is expected to be signed on Friday.

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APEC targets 10% improvement in ease of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC targets 10% improvement in ease of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region 

By Leslie D. Venzon

CEBU CITY, Sept. 8 (PNA) — Ministers from 21 member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed on Tuesday to undertake reforms to further improve the ease of doing business in the Asia-Pacific by 10 percent between 2016 and 2018, paving the way for greater economic activity in the region.

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People's mental health a huge factor in economic development, says DOH chief

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on People's mental health a huge factor in economic development, says DOH chief 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 — The Department of Health stressed the vital role of mental health in driving economic development in the Asia Pacific region.

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22nd ASEAN Regional Forum to adopt several work plans and initiatives

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum to adopt several work plans and initiatives 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 4 — The 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on Thursday will see the adoption of several work plans and initiatives to guide the ARF process for the Inter-Sessional Year 2015/2016, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.

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Ringgit decline not surprising, says Economist

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ringgit decline not surprising, says Economist 

SINGAPORE, July 27 — Given the weakness in oil and commodity prices and prospects of higher US interest rates later this year, it is not surprising to see the ringgit fall.

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Myanmar state airline to launch 1st int'l flight to Singapore

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Myanmar state airline to launch 1st int'l flight to Singapore 

YANGON, July 15 — Myanmar National Airline (MNA) will launch its first international flight of Yangon to Singapore on August 17, official media reported Wednesday.

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Norway, Taiwan set to join China-led Development Bank as deadline expires

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Norway, Taiwan set to join China-led Development Bank as deadline expires 

MOSCOW, March 31 — The government of Taiwan announced intention to apply for founding member status on Monday, according to a statement published on the website of country's foreign minister. Norway made a similar announcement the same day.

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Parliamentarians seek creation of ‘truly independent’ human rights institutions

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Parliamentarians seek creation of ‘truly independent’ human rights institutions 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 16 (PNA) – Legislators from the different parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region have come out with five recommendations that would push the work of human rights promotions, including creation of "truly independent national and regional human rights institutions."

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APEC strengthens collaboration in addressing natural disasters

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC strengthens collaboration in addressing natural disasters 

CLARK FREEPORT, Angeles City, Feb. 5 — With the Asia and the Pacific region having the highest number of natural disasters, the Philippines and the other 20 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum are intensifying collaboration to be better prepared to deal with them.

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