India for logical conclusion of DDR; open to joining APEC: FM

As one of the fastest growing economies, India views global trade as win-win option and favours "logical conclusion" to the Doha round as also being open to the idea of joining the APEC, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Bill introduced in US Congress to help India join APEC

Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Woman gives birth in APEC traffic chaos in Philippines

A Filipina gave birth on a Manila sidewalk after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police said on Wednesday.

China weighs on Asia-Pacific business outlook

Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.

China's Xi Jinping to attend Asia-Pacific Summit amid sea disputes

China's Xi Jinping to attend Asia-Pacific Summit amid sea disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group next week, the Foreign Ministry said today, amid tensions between China and the Philippines over the disputed South China Sea.

India would like to work with US, Japan for early membership of APEC: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday announced that India would like to work with the United States and Japan for its early membership of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization's efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.

Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

China has scaled up air quality control in Beijing to bring down the city's pollution level significantly in a bid to win hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Philippines lifts immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

The Philippines on Tuesday lifted the immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC group in Bali, Indonesia last year. 

India should join APEC to avoid isolation: China

Pointing to India's attempts to protect its interests like farm subsidies at WTO, a Chinese daily Monday said it is high time the country joined APEC to protect its core interests better and avoid isolation.

Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations

Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations

 Chinese President Xi Jinping today held formal talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama, a day after the two leaders pledged to push forward a new type of major-country relations between the world's two largest economies.

China wins support for APEC trade plan as Obama meets Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held informal talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama here Tuesday in a bid to iron out differences between the world's top two economies even as China won support for its "historic" Asia-Pacific trade plan despite American opposition.

Xi pushes China's FTA vision as APEC leaders meet

President Xi is hosting the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' meeting at the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in northern suburb of Beijing.

APEC leaders seek free trade progress at annual summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather Tuesday for the climax of their annual summit with region-wide free trade the key focus as they try to narrow differing views on how to achieve it.

Obama, Putin meet briefly in Beijing: US official

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met briefly on Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit of APEC, a senior US official said.

Big-power rivalries over FTAs casts shadow on APEC Summit

Amid growing big-power rivalries, China Monday rolled out the red carpet for world leaders including US President Barack Obama at the APEC Summit which got off to a colourful start in Beijing.

Avoiding violence a priority in Hong Kong: Obama in China

US President Barack Obama today said that avoiding violence was a priority in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests labelled illegal by China continue in the financial hub.

Japan's Shinzo Abe urges Vladimir Putin to ensure Ukraine ceasefire holds

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in ensuring that a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine holds.

Hong Kong, Shanghai stock link date 'soon': Leung

China will announce a start date for a delayed trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock exchanges "soon", Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung said on Sunday.

Xi says China's economy faces risks but 'not that scary'

The APEC CEO Summit, being held ahead of the leaders of the 21 APEC member states that starts tomorrow attracted over 1,500 businesspeople from Asia Pacific and other regions, official media here said.