Month: January 2017

Asia-Pacific Investment Opportunities Showcased in APEC Meeting


Asia-Pacific Investment Opportunities Showcased in APEC Meeting
On the occasion of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2005, the Investment Opportunities 2005 showcased the investment environments of the Asia-Pacific economies to interested investors from around the world. During that event, a joint APEC-OECD seminar focused  on investment as a route for development, and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies held its first Regional Investment Conference in the Asia-Pacific region. These events provided opportunities for governments, businesses, investment promotion agencies and international organizations to exchange views and ideas that will shape the APEC economies of the future.
EBRD: Fewer Obstacles to Doing Business in Eastern Europe
According to the latest Transition Report of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which draws on the findings of the latest Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey, the business environment in the transition economies has improved on average, but obstacles remain in comparison to the more mature market economies. Another important finding of the survey was that foreign-owned and new private firms tend to be more efficient than privatized and state-owned enterprises. All this is taking place in the face of significant economic growth and financial sector expansion.
New Job Opening: Two-Year Term Position at MIGA
MIGA is seeking to hire a marketing and online services specialist to provide intellectual leadership and take responsibility for the design and implementation of several online marketing and content development activities, as well as support the operation and expansion of MIGA’s online investment information services. See the full job description (Acrobat Reader required) for more information.  Please send your curriculum vitae to The deadline for submitting CVs is December 15, 2005.
World Bank: East Asia’s Growth Performance Remains Robust
According to the World Bank’s latest East Asia Update, growth in that region has moderated from last year’s exceptionally strong rate of 7.2 percent to 6.2 percent. China remains the stand out performer in the region with growth continuing at just over 9 percent.  The report points out that some of the region’s poorer countries, such as Cambodia, which are heavily dependent on exports of garments, have been concerned that they might lose out to efficient producers like China with the phasing out of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing. This in fact has not happened, according to the report, with some of the richer countries in the region, such as Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea, experiencing a decline in garment exports, consistent with their strategy of increasing the skill intensity of their export products.
WAIPA to Hold Its First Regional Investment Conference in Korea
The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) is organizing its first Regional Investment Conference in the Asia-Pacific region in Busan, Republic of Korea during November 15-16, 2005. This event will be held jointly with APEC Investment Opportunities 2005. The focus of the conference will be the rise of reciprocal investment in Asia and its implication for emerging economies. For more  information on the WAIPA Asia-Pacific Investment Conference, please contact Mrs. Isa-Beatrice Abel.