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9.5 million slaves in Asia-Pacific region

BANGKOK, May 18 (UPI) -- The International Labor Organization says 9.5 million people are working as forced laborers in the Asia-Pacific region, three-fourths of the world's total. Regional director of the ILO's Asia and Pacific office in Bangkok, Shinichi Hasegawa, said Tuesday

Heineken APB buys stake in China brewery

SINGAPORE, March 31 (UPI) -- Heineken Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. said Thursday it had agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in a brewery based in China's Jiangsu province.

Companies can do more to be green

SEOUL, March 28 (UPI) -- The Asian Development Bank said Monday private companies must be more responsible for the environment.

Asia-Pacific defense leaders to meet

SINGAPORE, June 2 (UPI) -- Defense ministers and military leaders from at least 20 nations will gather in Singapore Friday to discuss a joint Asia-Pacific security strategy.

APEC meeting opens in Beijing

BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Aviation safety and satellite navigation were the focus of talks Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Transportation Working Group in Beijing.

SARS impact limited on Asia IT spending

SINGAPORE, May 23 (UPI) -- The SARS outbreak will cut IT spending in the Asia Pacific region, but not dramatically. The research firm IDC expects the market to reach $76.1 billion in 2003, one billion less than its earlier forecast.

Asia-Pacific to lead 2003 tech recovery

SINGAPORE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) will lead the global information technology recovery this year, a U.S.-based market research firm predicts. The firm,

Asia server market shows sign of bottoming

SINGAPORE, May 13 (UPI) -- The Asia-Pacific sever market, excluding Japan, continued to decline in the first quarter of this year following the bleak economic environment.

APEC leaders wind up summit

SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (UPI) --

APEC ponders terror, economy, Powell

SHANGHI, China, Oct. 17 (UPI) --
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