Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generically called the Pacific Time Zone (PT). Specifically, it uses Pacific Standard Time (PST) when observing standard time (late autumn to early spring), and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) when observing daylight saving time (early spring to late autumn). Most of Canada uses daylight saving time. In Mexico the UTC−8 time zone is known as the Northwest Zone, which is synchronized with the U.S. PDT daylight saving schedule.
Produced by KQED in San Francisco, California, the show was syndicated by as many as 37 other public radio stations in markets around the United States. The show premiered in 2000 and was hosted by Nguyen Qui Duc until September, 2006, when Nguyen returned to Vietnam. After Nguyen's departure it was hosted by K. Oanh Ha. Citing financial difficulties, KQED cancelled the show and its last broadcast was October 11, 2007. At the time it was cancelled the program cost $500,000 per year to produce and had a weekly audience of 190,000.
The real estate landscape of Asia-Pacific is expected to showcase optimistic performance in 2024, with a projected growth of 43.7 per cent in Asia-Pacific logistics supply, offering a respite from the tight supply conditions that have characterized the region, said the New HorizonOutlook 2024 by Knight Frank.
Equities capital market business in Asia has been sluggish for a period of time, but BNP sees the need to be ready for an "inflection point" of a bounceback in activity, said Jason Yates, BNP's head of cash equity in Asia Pacific.
foreign policy, particularly in relation to Asia and the Pacific, has been substantial, dating back to his role as Obama’s assistant secretary of state for Asia and Pacific affairs in 2009 ... in the Asia-Pacific facing repression and human rights abuses linked to U.S.
Dia Mirza has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years now. In a recent interview, the actor spoke about the time when she won the Miss Asia-Pacific pageant back in the year 2000...Women participating in international beauty pageants were expected to wear two-piece swimsuits in the swimwear round ... It depends on your individual choice ... .
Technological advances in RNA expression tools and techniques, coupled with the availability of a range of products to meet different research needs, are anticipated to increase the adoption of these techniques for gene expression analysis.AsiaPacific is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast time frame ...ASIA PACIFIC ... .
Ma’s move could not have come at a worse time for Alibaba...Nevertheless, Ma’s move is significant not just due to its financial implications but also because of its timing. It serves as a political statement directly opposing Xi Jinping's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit objectives of instilling confidence in China’s economy.
The Asia-Pacific region, already highly vulnerable to disasters, is expected to be one of the most affected by El Niño... The Asia-Pacific region is at the forefront of ... This El Niño comes at a time of increased economic, social fragility, and volatility in Asia and the Pacific.
Medialink to join Anime FestivalAsiaSingapore for the first time ... Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2023 – Medialink's Booth ... At the same time, it also obtains copyright licensing from various brand licensors in the Asia-Pacific region, including merchandising rights and location-based entertainment rights and promotion rights.
In an appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, he said. “Four times now in the history of OpenAI, the most recent time was just in the last couple weeks, I’ve gotten to be in the room, when we sort of push the veil of ignorance back and the frontier of ...
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