Press Releases


16 October 2003 (Bangkok, Thailand) - Demographic changes in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years will generate powerful economic forces that will demand the close attention of food system policy-makers, according to a report issued today by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
22 August 2003 (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam) - The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) meetings will take place in Brunei Darussalam from 1st to 3rd September 2003. In conjunction with this, the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and the BDCPEC are hosting a "PECC Roundtable on Economic Development in Brunei Darussalam."
03 July 2003 (Canberra, Australia) - Weighted average output in the Asia Pacific economies grew by 3.1 per cent in 2002, a significant increase over the 1.2 per cent in 2001.

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