2015, #2

The second special issue of Asia-Pacific News (NCC APR Brief) in English and Russian is released on the occasion of Eastern Economic Forum.
The issue opens with an interview with Alexander Galushka, the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East highlighting the Far East development priorities and Eastern Economic Forum` objectives.
Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev in his interview shares his insights on main competitive advantages of the Russian economy which makes it attractive for the Asia-Pacific investors, dynamics and prospects for trade and economic relations` development with the countries of the region, opportunities for cooperation within the APEC and ASEAN.
“The Far East in figures” presents data on the Far Eastern Federal District`s GRP, investment and trade.
China’s outward direct investment trends are explored through the focus of geography and sectors.
Craig Parry, Chief Executive Officer of Tigers Realm Coal shared with the readers his company`s positive experience of doing business in Russia.
The regional economic integration processes, namely, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is viewed through the business interests.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is also considered through the prism of opportunities for business.
The issue concludes with statistics on key economic and social indicators of the Asia-Pacific countries and trade and investment flows between Russia and the APR economies.
The readers are also invited to consider Philippines APEC presidency key business events - APEC 2015 CEO Summit and APEC SME Summit 2015.


Full text in English, in Russian