September 28, 1992
The Pacific Rim is poised for a period of rapid growth and moderate inflation following a two-year downswing, according to a report released by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. The update covering 17 of the group's member countries predicts annual economic growth in the Pacific Basin will increase to 3.6% in 1992 and accelerate to 4.4% in 1993 and to 4.7% by 1994, despite nagging problems in the United States and Japan.
August 9, 1992
Pacific Resources '92, a major conference designed to match Pacific Basin investors and institutions with California builders and developers, will be held August 26-28 at La Costa Resort and Spa at La Costa. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and the Building Industry Assn., the conference is expected to generate business opportunities for investors and builders, and provide a friendly interactive setting, said Michael Ning of Merrill Lynch International, the event chairperson.
February 25, 1990 |
Faith in the end of the Cold War is a simple matter of perspective. Where the student perched atop the Berlin Wall imagines political openings, military withdrawals and the fading away of spheres of superpower influence, the person standing on the seawall of Icebox Park in this Pacific island nation has presentiments of crueler and, for the Third World, more persistent possibilities. The area immediately facing this park, bordered on one side by a center for the captive breeding of endangered sea life, is being coveted for a United States "defense site."
February 25, 1990 |
It's almost midnight. I've just returned from a power dinner at Vincent Ingram's. It was stag, still an acceptable form of gathering among Kiwis. Present were the Catholic bishop, the prime minister, the leading tradesman, the New Zealand representative, member of Parliament Vincent and me. I'm writing not to tell you of the rapport but to relay the after-dinner tales of local Prime Minister Jeff Henry.
November 5, 1989 |
In what may be a historic event, Secretary of State James Baker, U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills and Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher will join this week in Canberra, Australia, with foreign and economic ministers of 11 Asian and Pacific nations--Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. They will discuss opportunities for regional economic cooperation in the Pacific Basin.
May 31, 1989 |
The time is ripe for California's small and medium-sized companies to export food and electronics equipment to Pacific Rim countries, Bank of America economists said Tuesday. The companies have an opportunity to cash in on a predicted 85% increase in California exports to the region in the next three years, according to a report released by the bank. Total world exports to the region are expected to rise by $270 billion by the end of 1991, and California's share could reach nearly $33 billion by the end of the period, the report said.