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UN report provides year-end snapshot of Asia-Pacific's recovery

As 2009 draws to a close, ensuring sustained recovery in the new global economic panorama has brought greater prominence to the role of regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, and of the need for the region to drive its own development in order to act as an anchor for global recovery in the future, according to a year-end update of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009, which will be launched on Monday, 30 November, at 11 a.m., at FCCT in Bangkok.

Asean working on European Union like free trade bloc

Leaders of East Asian countries have laid the groundwork for a European Union-style bloc that will cover half the world's population, analysts and officials say. Discussions on the grand project began during the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit.

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