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This week in Really Useful Resources you will:

• Learn about APEC, the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum
• Get small business management tips at the Openglobe Blog
• Get the best reosurces about investing in emerging markets at the World Bank's FDI.net

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APEC
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
www.apec.org

The United States has been chosen to host the 2011 Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

There will be several events throughout the year, including ministerial meetings, activities for the private sector and the annual meeting of Asia-Pacific business leaders.

APEC is an intergovernmental forum dedicated to the promotion of free trade, investment, economic growth and development as well as cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
The Forum brings together 21 countries, which together represent about 50% of world population, trade and GDP and a market of 2.7 billion consumers: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. As the host of these events, the United States will give priority in the talks to strengthen regional economic integration, promotion of green growth that respects the environment and the convergence of regulatory policies. The issue is important since the members of APEC purchase 58% of U.S. exports and 7 of top 15 trading partners of the United States are APEC members.

As part of the Forum there was a series of events in Big Sky, Montana on the theme of internationalization of small and medium enterprises in APEC countries. The objective was to provide SMEs participating in the event a better understanding of the tools needed to successfully do business in the Asia-Pacific: financial and regulatory standards, business cooperation, etc. Particular emphasis was placed on green businesses, including the presentation of best practices of small and medium enterprises that have managed to combine economic development, resource use and environmental friendliness.

For more information on APEC:
APEC 2011 Official Website
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Website:
U.S. Trade Representative APEC Blog
U.S. National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEC Events Calendar

To assist you in your business within the APEC member countries:
2011 Guide to Doing Business Guide in APEC Countries
APEC 2011 Economic Policy Report

For information on the 21 member countries of APEC:
The FITA "Country Miniportals" of 185 countries
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 REALLY USEFUL SITES

Openglobe Marketing
Your guide to marketing abroad
www.openglobe.co.uk/blog/
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If you run a small business and find it a struggle to know how to market it effectively, the Open Globe blog will help you cut through the waste and focus on what will work for you.

Open Globe is a company based in Basingstoke, Hampshire (England). It gives professional marketing advice, delivers digital marketing services to get ones business noticed online, and is also a specialist in export marketing (researching which markets to enter, optimizing multilingual search engine etc.)

Follow the blog and have a look at the archives. Some highlights:
The Best Use of Machine Translation
International Domain Names

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Your portal for Investing in emerging markets
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Invest in Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing in Swaziland, buy a Fishery in Nigeria, be aware about privatization in Kosovo: find opportunities where they really are! Be one of the first to invest in an emerging market.

Implemented by MIGA, the World Bank Group’s organization for the promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, FDI.net will be your single entry point to make a decision about investing in a developing country. The portal offers free and on-demand country analysis and information on FDI in 175 countries: investment opportunities, business and legal environments; news and events; links to investment promotion agencies and location consultants; case studies; and more. Navigate country by country or by industry sector. Follow opportunities and country news.


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SOME UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

FITT Conference: The Road to Trade Success, June 7-8, Gatineau, Quebec (near Ottawa)

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Selling to the Government of Canada, Webinar, June 22 at 2pm
AES Compliance Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, June 15-16, 2011
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