While global uncertainty contributed to a slowdown in growth for many Asia Pacific economies in 2012, the region ended the year on a more encouraging note and is positioned to rebound further. The markets are currently seeing 2013 as the year when a wider range of economies return to more robust growth.
As the outlook improves for Thailand and other Apec member economies, their 2013 agenda is to bring greater, more resilient and widespread prosperity to a region that accounts for 45% of total world trade and 55% of GDP.
Creating prosperity involves building capacity to ensure that Apec economies continue to promote growth and foster an environment that supports businesses, creates more jobs and delivers higher wages.
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