State of the Region

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EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN THE REPORT


AI
Artificial intelligence
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
CEPII
Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales
COFER
Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves
CPTPP
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on TransPacific Partnership
DJI
Dow Jones Industrial Average
FDI
Foreign Direct Investment
FTA
Free Trade Agreement
FTAAP
Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific
G20
Group of Twenty (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan
 
Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union)
GATT
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
GFC
Global Financial Crisis
GNI
Gross National Income
ICT  
Information and Communications Technology
IEA
International Energy Agency
IIF
Institute of International Finance
IMF
International Monetary Fund
MSME
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Mtoe
Millions of tonnes of oil equivalent
NA
North America
NEA
Northeast Asia
OCE
Oceania
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PECC
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
PSA
Pacific South America
PSU
(APEC) Policy Support Unit
RAASR
Renewed APEC Agenda for Structural Reform
RCEP
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
RTA
Regional Trade Agreement
SEA
Southeast Asia
SSP
Shared Socioeconomic Pathway
TPP
Trans-Pacific Partnership
UHC
Universal Health Coverage
UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNHLM
United Nations High-Level Meeting
US
United States
WEO
World Economic Outlook
WTO
World Trade Organization

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