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.
The major carbon-emitting countries, corporations and individuals should shoulder most of the responsibility for helping the poor to adapt to climate change, and they should do so now ... For instance, of the $292 billion of climate funds received by the EastAsia and Pacific region in 2019-20, only 6.6 percent ($19.5 billion) went to adaptation.
... entrepreneurship’ is a compilation of insights from about 2,439 family business leaders, spanning across 70 countries and territories. The Middle East and Africa represents 5% of the respondents, with Europe, the Americas, and the AsiaPacific being the other key regions.
The AsiaPacific is home to the largest economies, the most powerful militaries, and the most attractive cultures ... We should embed all our countries in a network of economic, political and moral relationships in an Asia-Pacific community of consent and through a sustained dialogue among countries and peoples of Asia and the world.
The views are the author’s alone and do not represent the Guancha platform’s nor AsiaTimes’ opinion ... In late July, the Financial Times reported that Pelosi planned to “drop by” Taiwan during a visit to Asia-Pacific countries in August, prompting repeated stern warnings from China.
With industry being tasked with leading the rest of the country to economic recovery, an article published by the AsiaPacificFoundation of Canada showed that while Indonesia surpassed its goal for the digitalization of its MSMEs to have more than ...
... their fiscal and exchange-rate policies as well as debt forbearance practices vis-a-vis developing countries, under a trilateral coordinating mechanism or under the aegis of the G20," said Gupta, a senior Asia-Pacific policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
Biden took a trip to Asia and tried to enlist South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and other countries into this network ... Because Pelosi visiting Taiwan ups the ante, and that could really impact those countries if there's a military clash in Asia, in the Pacific ... So this thrust into the Pacific, this pivot to Asia has deep historical roots.