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14 November 2005 (Singapore) The growth of supermarkets—largely the result of private industry initiatives to satisfy consumer demands—presents significant economic opportunities and policy challenges for private- and public-sector decision makers in the region, according to the 2005-2006 Pacific Food System Outlook (PFSO) report issued today by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
 
7 September 2005 (Seoul, Korea) - Persistent and growing imbalances in cross-Pacific trade and capital flows represent a critical threat to deeper economic integration and closer cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, according to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, which concluded its 16th General Meeting in Seoul on Wednesday.
 
6 September 2005 (Seoul, Korea) - Economies in the Pacific are ‘building for disaster’, Dr Allen Clark, told the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council’s 16th General Meeting today. Dr Clark is Director of the Pacific Disaster Centre (part of the East West Centre in Hawaii). Urban development tends to concentrate alongside the sea or rivers and lakes. These are the areas most vulnerable to natural disasters such as storms and floods, as well as earthquakes and their consequences.
 
15 June 2005 (Vancouver, Canada) The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) today released the Pacific Economic Outlook (PEO) 2005-2006 report, an annual forecast of 18 economies in the Asia Pacific region.
 

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