21 APEC economies gather this week in Papua New Guinea but overhanging the Asia-Pacific meeting is the spectre of trade war and rising protectionism.
There are several challenges facing APEC businesses. In the booming digital economy, Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about protecting the free flow of data across borders to ensure SME businesses can enter the global economy and see success.
Allan Bollard talks about the real benefits to having integrated regional economies in the Asia-Pacific and the need to ensure the emerging digital economy works for SMEs throughout Asia-Pacific.
As part of our #ABAC Unwrapped series, Katherine Rich explains how New Zealand has made great strides for women but there is more to be done across Asia-Pacific, particularly in encouraging women into small business and education. This was a subject of discussion at the recent ABAC meeting in Auckland.