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APEC: China pushes free trade as Trump leaves void

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED Chinese President Xi Jinping pushes Beijing s free trade plans at a summit of Asia Pacific leaders stepping up to fill the void left by US President elect Donald Trump s protectionism

APEC 2016. Leaders take part in the start of the ABAC and APEC Leaders' Dialogue at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima on November 19, 2016. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders to talk trade in a Trump world

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

This year s APEC Summit to be held in Peru may be unlike any other coming on the heels of Trump s shock win in the November 8 election

READY FOR APEC. A worker sweeps the front stairs of the convention centre prior to the upcoming APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting, in Lima, on October 12, 2016. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

APEC 2015: Summit ends with looming trade deal competition

Nov 19, 2015 - 7:52 PM

The leaders declaration reiterates the need for an APEC wide free trade agreement

CONCLUDING. The leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) 21 economies discuss how to boost regional trade at the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting held on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

FULL TEXT: 2015 APEC Leaders' Declaration

Nov 19, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Read the full text of the Leaders Declaration at the APEC Summit in Manila

APEC FAMILY. APEC leaders pose for their traditional 'family photo' before the leaders' retreat at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines, on November 19, 2015. Robert Viñas/Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC leaders close summit by condemning terror attacks

Nov 19, 2015 - 4:44 PM

21 Asia Pacific leaders say economic growth is among the most powerful tools to address terrorism s root causes

'FIGHT TERRORISM.' APEC 2015 chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III joins fellow world leaders, namely, (L-R) (front row) Republic of Chile President Michelle Bachelet; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah; Commonwealth of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping; Republic of Peru President Ollanta Humala; Socialist Republic of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang; United States of America President Barack Obama; Kingdom of Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-Cha; and Chinese Taipei former Vice President Vincent Siew. (back row) Hong Kong, China Chief Executive CY Leung; Republic of Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla; Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; United Mexican States President Enrique Peña Nieto; New Zealand Prime Minister John Key; Independent State of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill; Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev; and Republic of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, for the traditional Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) Family Photo at the Main Lobby of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City on Thursday (November 19, 2015). Working with this year’s theme: “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.” The APEC leaders call for increased global cooperation against terrorism. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC 2015: Xi pushes 'win-win' China-led trade deal

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:29 PM

We must commit ourselves to win win cooperation oppose protectionism and promote fair competition Chinese President Xi Jinping tells participants at the APEC CEO Summit

CHINESE LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the international airport of Manila on November 17, 2015, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

APEC 2015: Trans-Pacific Partnership to transform Asia

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:11 AM

The TPP will raise standards throughout the Asia but those on the outside are set to lose out in the short term says the vice president of the US Chamber of Commerce

Asia-Pacific business leaders urge TPP members to ratify deal

Nov 16, 2015 - 4:45 PM

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council ABAC says the ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership will help pave the way for the Free Trade Agreement of the Asia Pacific FTAAP

ABAC BRIEFING.(From left) Hiroyuki Suzuki, ABAC Japan; Rod Eddington, ABAC Australia, ABAC chair Doris Magsaysay Ho; and Tony Nowell, ABAC New Zealand give a news briefing on November 16, 2015.

Asia-Pacific free trade agreement to streamline trade deals, not rival TPP

Nov 16, 2015 - 2:20 PM

With about 150 trade agreements in the region the APEC Secretariat executive director says the grouping doesn t want to see different trade agreements going off in different directions

Trucks transport containers at the port of Qingdao in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, 11 January 2014. Wu Hong/EPA

APEC trade ministers meet on inclusive growth

May 24, 2015 - 10:44 PM

The meetings also attended by ASEAN and WTO officials placed emphasis on cross border opportunities for SMEs

APEC 2015. APEC trade ministers hold 2 day meeting in Boracay to discuss inclusive growth. File Photo / EPA

Q and A: What to expect from APEC 2015 in PH?

Dec 11, 2014 - 1:00 PM

In an exclusive interview APEC Secretariat Executive Director Dr Alan Bollard discusses the Philippines priorities as host regional trade deals and the flawless first meeting in Manila