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  1. Business - Economy

    Asia Pacific economies to ease downward rating pressure

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... system in the Asia-Pacific to remain stable as it stays largely unaffected by negative credit pressures affecting banks in many Western economies. "Interest rates will remain low, making an asset quality shock unlikely during this year in most Asian countries," said Stephen Long, managing director, financial institutions Asia Pacific at Moody's Investor Service. ...

  2. US stresses ties with old and new Asia-Pacific allies

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forward in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of China policy is not just engaging China, that good China policy involves engaging others in the region... and there is a strong desire ... can take in the Asia Pacific region is to maintain a strong economy and a sense of confidence about ourselves and about the region going forward,' he said. ...

  3. Jet set: Regina Lam Managing director Asia-Pacific, Emilio Pucci

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nick Walton Which destination have you returned to again and again? Paris. You just won't get bored with this city regardless of how many times you've been there. It's always a pleasure to stroll along the embankments of the Seine near dusk ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Hillary Clinton's South Pacific trip aimed at curbing China's influence

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at Australia-based think tank the Lowy Institute, said Washington's renewed focus on the island states was part of a broader move towards the Asia-Pacific region. The policy involves the US boosting diplomatic and military resources in Asia-Pacific, now recognised by the US as a key driver in the global economy, while its engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down. However, some aspects, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Trans-Pacific Partnership may do more harm than good for China

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by WOO JUN JIE, SUVI DOGRA

    ... pact That the Trans-Pacific Partnership has gained significant currency in the Asia-Pacific region became evident when the Ministry of Commerce announced last month that it was studying ... as the dominant trade order for the Asia-Pacific. This would not only pose threats to China's regional role, but would also not go down well at home. Furthermore, China is also involved ...

  6. Beijing undecided on pacific trade pact

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the Apec summit in Hawaii this month. The latest advice, given by Zhang Yunling, a senior member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a former director of its Japan and Asia-Pacific ... Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, because it may take time for China to meet standards on government procurement, state-run enterprises and labour rights. Instead, 'as the second-largest economy ...

  7. Pacific trade club must look to China

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the pre-conditions make it unlikely that Beijing will join in the near future. The US pushed the TPP at the weekend's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Haiwaii, with President Barack Obama ... by Europe's chronic debt problems and America's woes. If it is to have any real credibility, the first priority of the fledgling Trans-Pacific Partnership, now under US leadership, is to get ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... forward. The key point to come out of the meeting is rapport. The unresolved question of Asia-Pacific relations hovered in the background. Xi touched on this by saying that "the vast Pacific ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ...

  9. PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Okinotori Island, a tiny Pacific atoll Japan considers part of its territory but which China considers a mere reef. UAVs are considered vital weapons above 21st-century battlefields. The drones can ... because today's China is strong, while our maritime interests are expanding,' Xu said. 'Why isn't the world surprised to see US naval ships appear in Asia, but it questions why ...

  10. News - China - APEC SUMMIT

    Hu Jintao pledges boost for world economy despite China slowdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by TEDDY NG IN BEIJING

    ... Agencies in Vladivostok and Teddy Ng China's economy faces downward pressure, president tells Asia-Pacific; calls for stability Hu warns of domestic economic slowdown Hu warns ... and robust growth as well as basic price stability," he said. The economies of the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum members, which account for roughly half of all global economic ...




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