ISEAS and the Singapore APEC Study Centre organised a seminar on “Growth in a Challenging and Diverse Landscape: Asia and the Pacific” on Thursday, 18 June 2015.
In addition, it was also noted that the global economy was still struggling to gain momentum. APEC economies, as a whole, grew by 2.9 percent in 2014, compared with the world GDP growth of 3.4 percent, amid uncertainties in oil prices and the timing of monetary normalization in the United States.
- What are the key outcomes from the Boracay APEC Meetings?
- What are some of the challenges for the APEC economies towards enhancing regional economic integration and the FTAAP?
- What are some of the key trade policy concerns of regional opinion-leaders as detailed in the PECC State of Trade in the Region 2015?
- How will the APEC economies perform in the light of increased global uncertainties in 2015 and 2016? What are some of the underlying risks for Southeast Asian economies?
Dr Allan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat Singapore; Mr Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat; and Dr Denis Hew, Director, APEC Policy Support (PSU), APEC Secretariat Singapore; discussed factors that would affect global and regional growth in the year ahead.
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