2015, #3

The third special issue of Asia-Pacific News (NCC APR Brief) in English and Russian is released on the occasion of the APEC Leaders Week.

The issue opens with an interview with His Excellency Carlos D. Sorreta, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Russian Federation highlighting the Philippines` national priorities and country`s engagement with APEC.

Valery Sorokin, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for Russia’s participation in APEC, Senior Official of Russia in APEC shares his insights on Russia`s achievements and new objectives in APEC.

“Doing business in the Republic of the Philippines” presents the overview of the Philippines` economy, business environment, including FDI policy, financial policy, tax system and Special Economic Zones.

The issue includes the analysis of APEC financial markets, APEC energy agenda and business climate in the APEC member economies.

Special attention is given to the APEC and ABAC priorities under the Philippine presidency.

The OPORA RUSSIA delegation members share with the readers their impressions following the 2015 APEC Women and the Economy Forum.

The issue concludes with the analysis of development trends and perspectives of the ASEAN countries as well as Russia - ASEAN economic cooperation.

The readers are also invited to consider key Asia-Pacific economic and business forums and other events to be held in January – June 2016.

Full issue in English, in Russian