On 18-19 May 2017, Ha Noi hosted 11 teams of developers in a 24-hours app challenge to build an online tool, platform, or app for small businesses and help them expand their business. We have announced the winners of the #APECAppChallenge at the APEC Symposium on Trade and Innovation.

1st prize: Chris Gough & David Elliott (Team from Australia)
2nd prize: Bui Dac Thinh & Tran Hoang Hiep (Team...
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Innovation is the driver of economic growth. Cooperation within and between governments on the regulations and policies that enable innovation will be critical to ensure that all benefit from that growth. To support the agenda, APEC Symposium of Trade and Innovation was held in Ha No, Viet Nam last week.

Participants of the symposium suggested few recommendations for APEC Trade Ministers...
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Innovation is the driver of economic growth Cooperation within and between governments
At the trade ministers' meeting in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, last week, The Philippines' Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry Ramon M. Lopez shared his views on pushing the trade agenda to create jobs and empower small businesses.
"Clear and consistent policy directions could help create an environment conducive to trade activity, which, at the same time, could encourage greater investments. Unclear and conflicting policies, conversely, could hold back trade and investments."

Read more about the latest trade development and trend in the Asia-Pacific region, released by APEC Policy Support Unit here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Clear and consistent policy directions could help create an environment conducive to
Last week in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, Australia Trade Minister Steven Ciobo shared his views on the true benefits of international trade. More videos: [ Apec.org Link ]
The APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group aims to advance the development of information & communication technology (ICTs) infrastructure and services, and promote cooperation, information sharing and the development of effective ICT policies and regulations within the Asia-Pacific region.

The group has recently released a "Facilitating Innovative Economic Development of...
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The APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group aims to advance the development
In an interview with the APEC Bulletin, Viet Nam Minister of Trade and Industry Tran Tuan Anh and 2017 Chair of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade shared his views on the changing trade landscape, challenges to globalization and steps APEC member economies must take to expand the benefits and help those who have been hurt by it.

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A press conference was held after the trade ministers concluded their meeting in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in front of both local and international media.

The 2017 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Viet Nam Industry and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh. The ministers agree on joint actions to be taken forward by APEC economies in the following areas:

Deepening Regional Economic...
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A press conference was held after the trade ministers concluded their meeting
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APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade gathered in Ha Noi on 20-21 May 2017 and identified the following actions:

-Enhancing trade and investment
-Promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth
-Developing Human Resources in the Digital Age
-Strengthening MSMEs’ Competitiveness and Innovation in the -Digital Age
-Enhancing Food Security
-Strengthening Economic and Technical...
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APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade gathered in Ha Noi on 2021 May

APEC Trade Ministers Issue Actions Statement in Ha Noi

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Trade Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies have begun convening in Ha Noi to alleviate uncertainty about the future of trade in the Asia-Pacific and its capacity to boost employment and living standards for all people across the region.

Complementary focus for Trade Ministers is on establishing pathways to more sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth that addresses rising concerns...
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Trade Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies have begun convening in
Trade is fragile, so we need to look after it - APEC Executive Director, Dr Alan Bollard.
Trade is fragile so we need to look after it APEC Executive Director Dr Alan Bollard

APEC's Bollard Sees Upside for Countries Still in TPP

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Watch the excitement of the 24-hours #APECAppChallenge in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Winners has been announced at the APEC Symposium on Trade and Innovation on 19 May 2017.

1st prize: Chris Gough & David Elliott from Australia
2nd prize: Bui Dac Thinh & Tran Hoang Hiep from Viet Nam 3
3rd prize: Andrew Lee & Qamra Khan from Malaysia

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Watch the excitement of the 24hours APECAppChallenge in Ha Noi Viet Nam

APEC App Challenge 2017 Extended v5

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Senior finance officials gathered in Ninh Binh, a northern province in Viet Nam, from May 18-19, discussing topics from disaster risk financing and insurance, as well as financial inclusion.

Priorities for financial inclusion are focused on small businesses, poor farming households and women. International experiences show that improved financial access and the sustainable rural and...
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Senior finance officials gathered in Ninh Binh a northern province in Viet
President of Viet Nam Tran Dai Quang affirmed the need for APEC to be an incubator of ideas and innovation, and an engine for growth and integration.
22 software developers from APEC economies are racing to build new online tools to help small businesses grow.

As participants in the 2017 APEC App Challenge, these talented coders are competing to build mobile or web applications that can help SMEs begin exporting their products overseas.

The App Challenge is supported by APEC, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, The Asia...
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22 software developers from APEC economies are racing to build new online
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On May 17, senior officials from APEC 21 member economies kicked off the Second Senior Officials Meeting in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, with the focus on defining next steps for market integration and trade in the region.

This includes the development of measures to better position labor forces and businesses to take advantage of new economic opportunities it creates as well as help those displaced by...
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On May 17 senior officials from APEC 21 member economies kicked off
APEC Policy Support Unit Director, Dr Denis Hew, talks about globalisation and the latest regional trends on the sidelines of the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
The latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis launched on Wednesday forecasts 3.8% growth for the 21 APEC economies in 2017 and 2018, and 3.7% in 2019. This is up from 3.5% in 2016 and marginally higher than global growth projections.

The improved economic outlook for the APEC region, which accounts for half of global trade and 60% of world GDP, is supported by a recovery in its trade performance....
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The latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis launched on Wednesday forecasts 38 growth

Asia-Pacific Recovery Hinges on Cooperation

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After over a quarter century of existence, APEC is still seen as a strong and relevant forum in addressing challenges and opportunities in trade development. In 1994, APEC Leaders agreed to adopt a goal of free and open trade an investment by 2020, also known as The Bogor Goals.

Earlier this week in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, senior officials gathered to discuss ways to accelerate the Bogor Goals'...
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After over a quarter century of existence APEC is still seen as
This week in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, we will host 11 #developer teams from APEC member economies who will go at it in a 24-hour #APECAppChallenge. The challenge is to build a solution that can help small and medium business players expand their enterprises both in the domestic and international market.

Meet the awesome teams, support them all the way by tuning in for updates on our Facebook page...
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This week in Ha Noi Viet Nam we will host 11 developer
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