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September 11, 1994 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few places on Earth have been described in such rich statistical detail. But then, the Pacific Rim is an idea in search of a definition, and it needs something tangible to glue it together. That's why anyone with a stomach for numbers can discover the growth rate of its aggregate GNP, the output in megawatts of its new power plants or the purchasing power of its emerging middle class. Memorize some of this minutia and you're a Pacific Rim expert.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 1997 | ERIKA CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Creating a critical link between America's Western coal mines and the Pacific Rim, the new Los Angeles Export Terminal is expected to help boost exports for the nation's $17.9-billion coal industry, city officials and business leaders said Thursday as they inaugurated the state-of-the art, $200-million facility at Terminal Island.
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BUSINESS
July 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher, in a push to expand the market for U.S. exports, is escorting a party of chief executives from seven U.S. corporations to Indonesia and Thailand next week to meet with government officials and business executives there. The visit is part of Mosbacher's 10-day swing through Asia, which includes stops in Hong Kong and Singapore and is his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking over the Department of Commerce last year.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1997 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aiming to give some perspective to Southeast Asia's economic crisis, Andrew Grove kicked off a technology summit here last week by harking back to the region's past. The Intel Corp. chief executive showed a picture of himself taken 27 years earlier, his pants rolled up to his knees, wading through mud that kept his car from reaching the site of a new plant being built in Malaysia. "Just to finish the story," Grove said, "it's a place where we employ over 8,000 people today."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a small matter, really, in the multibillion-dollar world of the Sony Corp. Seven shipping containers crammed with televisions, radios and electronic gadgets had disappeared from a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The incident happened nearly six months ago, but port officials were still jittery about it when they called on Sony officials here last week. "The numbers are insignificant," said Ezunial Burts, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, stumping the Pacific Rim for new trade agreements, called for an end to the U.S. economic embargo of Vietnam, according to details of a speech released here. "If we did indeed bury the Vietnam syndrome in the desert sands of the Middle East, then it is time to put the embargo behind us," Deukmejian said in a speech prepared for the American Business Council in Singapore.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1988 | TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of their party's third presidential election defeat in a row, two leading Democrats--Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo--emerged this week with proposals designed to shape the emerging economic policy debate and help revive their side's lagging political fortunes.
NEWS
November 23, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vowing not to be defeated by the financial crisis sweeping Asia, a group of senior Pacific Rim officials meeting here Saturday vowed to press forward with market-opening measures and threw their support behind a proposal to establish a financial support plan for their troubled region. Ministers representing the United States and 17 other members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which is holding its annual meeting here, also pledged their commitment to meet a Dec.
NEWS
July 20, 1997 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A glimpse at the background of Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie reveals that the Taiwanese immigrant worked at his Chinese restaurant in Little Rock, Ark., before opening a small consulting office in Beijing in late 1992 when his friend of 13 years, Bill Clinton, was elected president. But his resume became much grander after a major make-over by the Clinton administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
NEWS
July 20, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To a chorus of relief--and disbelief--in bleeding Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army on Saturday declared a cease-fire, effective this morning, that will allow its political arm to participate in peace talks after decades of sectarian violence. Renouncing a terrorist campaign that has included bombings, the killings of two policemen and the disruption of public services in recent months, the IRA announced that the cease-fire will begin at noon today (4 a.m. Los Angeles time).
BUSINESS
March 23, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
As politicians in Washington were proposing measures last week to deny China trade privileges and even the right to lease a terminal in the port of Long Beach, the state treasurers of California, New Hampshire and Utah were addressing a conference in Newport Beach on investing public pension funds in Pacific Rim countries, including China. Even as the government was reporting a record U.S.-China trade deficit owing to January's imports of clothing and toys, Philip Condit, president of Boeing Co.
NEWS
November 17, 1995 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's decision to cancel a trip here so he can deal with the budget crisis at home was widely viewed in Japan on Thursday as nearly an insult. While government officials expressed understanding of the cancellation and tried to put the best face on it, mass media were not so forgiving. Many reports described Clinton's decision as a fresh indication that the United States takes Japan too lightly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1995 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Pacific Rim business leaders has issued a "road map" to free trade and secure investment that calls for exempting business travelers from visa requirements, putting investment protections into law and creating ombudsmen to smooth over trade problems. The recommendations come from Pacific Business Forum, created two years ago to advise the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, a group of 18 Pacific nations from Canada to Australia.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
For all you corporate strategists out there plotting an assault on the Pacific Rim, the big accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand has some bad news: There is no Pacific Rim. The discovery is contained in the firm's annual report on the world economy. It says, "Strategically, there is no Pacific Rim." Coopers & Lybrand does not mean that the world ends somewhere off Catalina Island.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and its trading partners in the Far East indicated Friday that they have reached a broad agreement on removing most trade barriers early in the next century. The anticipated deal is designed to make it as easy to sell a Chrysler in Bangkok as it is to buy a Toyota in Pasadena.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1994 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few places on Earth have been described in such rich statistical detail. But then, the Pacific Rim is an idea in search of a definition, and it needs something tangible to glue it together. That's why anyone with a stomach for numbers can discover the growth rate of its aggregate GNP, the output in megawatts of its new power plants or the purchasing power of its emerging middle class. Memorize some of this minutia and you're a Pacific Rim expert.
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