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Xi, Obama meet on China-US ties during APEC

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed hopethat their countries will be able to strengthen bilateral relations in the coming years, including in areas they currently differ on, such as trade, innovation and human rights.

With Donald Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

With Donald Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

China will position itself as free trade`s new champion at an Asia-Pacific summit this weekend, with the Communist government seeking to project economic leadership as a U.S.-led Pacific Rim trade pact languishes under President-elect Donald Trump.

John Kerry meets Sushma Swaraj, says Obama calls Indo-US ties 'defining partnership of 21st century'

John Kerry meets Sushma Swaraj, says Obama calls Indo-US ties 'defining partnership of 21st century'

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Delhi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

APEC set to launch study on China-backed free trade area

Ministers from 12 countries will meet on the sidelines of APEC to discuss the TPP, a deal that falls outside of the summit`s agenda but aims to tackle the kind of market restrictions still seen in China`s economy.

Global trade weakening, economy to slow: APEC statement

The 21 countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation trade group promised on Tuesday to implement responsible macroeconomic policies that will help offset slowing global economic growth and weaker trade.

'US needs to do more to realise India's economic potential'

Noting that US should do more to realise the economic potential of India, a noted American expert has said Washington should start negotiations with New Delhi on a free trade agreement and help it become a member of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).