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13 June 2000 (Canberra, Australia) - The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council released its annual forecasts in Beijing today. The Pacific Economic Outlook forecasts are made by a team of experts from the PECC economies. The forecasting panel expects weighted average Asia Pacific growth to be higher at 4.6 per cent in 2000 than 3.9 per cent in 1999, with acceleration in Japan and most developing economies.
20 May 2000 (Los Angeles, USA) - Senior executive leaders in telecommunications and Internet development from across the Asia Pacific region will address Ministers from the 21 APEC economies next week in Cancun, Mexico as part of the TelMin4 meeting.

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