Welcome to APCAC

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The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) consists of 25 member AmChams in 19 countries and economies shown on the Google Earth map to the right. Click the link for more informatoin.

APCAC AmChams represent the growing interests of over 50,000 executives and over 10,000 businesses in 19 countries and economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$ 400 billion and direct investments (FDI) of nearly US$ 300 billion. Click here for information on APCAC’s current leaders.

Upcoming Events

APCAC “Washington Doorknock,” June 10-14, 2007, Washington DC
The Washington Doorknock is APCAC’s annual meeting in Washington DC with leaders of the U.S. Government Executive Branch (White House, State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, U.S. Trade Representative, etc.) and Legislative Branch, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to discuss key issues in U.S. relations with the Asia Pacific region and countries.

Executive Committee/Executive Directors Meeting Oct 2008, Jaipur, India
Annual fall meeting to discuss best practices in managing AmChams, review planning of the annual spring meeting. Details to be provided.

41st APCAC Annual Meeting, Mar 2007, Agana, Guam, USA
Every year, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. Details to be provided.

Previous Events

40th APCAC Annual Meeting, March 23, 2007, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Every year, leaders of APCAC AmChams gather to review key issues in the Asia Pacific region, to meet leaders from the U.S. Government, regional institutions such as APEC, ADB, ASEAN, etc., and top political leaders of the host country. In addition, they prepare for the annual June APCAC “Washington Doorknock.” Click the link for information about this event. Click here for the Schedule/Agenda of the meeting with links to download all of the presentations and background reading provided at the 40th APCAC Annual Meetting

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Citi Gains Control of Nikko Cordial
Friday April 27, 2007
Citigroup secured just over 61% of Nikko Cordial, allowing it to take control of Japan's third-biggest brokerage in one of the biggest acquisitions of a Japanese by a foreign company.

BOJ Leaves Rates Unchanged
Friday April 27, 2007
The Bank of Japan decided to leave monetary policy steady, judging that the economy hasn't improved enough since February's rate rise to warrant another increase.

MySpace China Enters the Fray
Friday April 27, 2007
MySpace China is launching a test version of the Web site in the No. 2 Internet market.

Nikkei Is Lower Ahead of Earnings Reports
Friday April 27, 2007
Asian stocks traded on a weaker note, with Japanese markets drifting slightly lower as investors remained in mostly lockdown mode ahead of earnings results from the likes of heavyweight Matsushita Electric.

China Replaces Foreign Minister
Friday April 27, 2007
China replaced its foreign minister, naming U.S. envoy Yang Jiechi.

PlayStation Creator Resigns
Friday April 27, 2007
Sony executive Ken Kutaragi, who created the PlayStation, resigned. The videogame's latest version is lagging behind rivals.

Nissan's Net Profit Drops 54%
Friday April 27, 2007
Nissan's quarterly profit plunged 54%, contributing to the Japanese auto maker's first drop in annual profit in seven years.

Abe, Bush Are Set to Meet
Friday April 27, 2007
Bush and Abe will meet amid a less upbeat mood in the U.S. and Japan than when Koizumi swept into a summit last year.

Chinese Fund Wary of Markets
Friday April 27, 2007
China's national social-security fund says it is reducing exposure to the nation's soaring stock market, the latest sign that professional money managers are uneasy about its lofty levels.

U.S. Firms Expect Further Growth in China
Friday April 27, 2007
U.S. firms in China plan to expand and are more profitable despite worries over restrictive policies, a survey says.

Acer Net Rose 41% in Quarter
Friday April 27, 2007
Acer reported a 41% jump in quarterly net profit, thanks in part to the sale of shares the personal-computer vendor holds in other companies. But profitability in its core PC business slid.

Torch Relay Set for Beijing Olympics
Friday April 27, 2007
Olympic organizers in Beijing outlined a torch relay that will cover five continents and makes politically sensitive stops in Taiwan and Tibet.

Toshiba's Net Falls; Fujitsu's Rises
Friday April 27, 2007
Toshiba's net fell 37%, hurt by falling NAND flash-memory prices. Fujitsu's profit jumped 50%, largely due to a sale.

Nomura's Net Profit Slides 74%
Friday April 27, 2007
Nomura's net fell 74%, hurt by weakness in its Japanese stock-trading business.

Ford Venture Starts China Output
Friday April 27, 2007
Ford has started production of fuel-conserving engines at a joint-venture plant in China, another step in its expansion in the world's fastest-growing automobile market.

China to Take Steps to Curb Growth
Friday April 27, 2007
China warned that it must act to keep its economy from overheating and said it will take a multipronged approach rather than rely on just one policy tool.

Posco Creates Allies Against a Hostile Bid
Friday April 27, 2007
Posco will swap shares with two local companies in its latest efforts to build a defense against the possibility of a hostile takeover.

TSMC's Net Plunges 42%
Friday April 27, 2007
TSMC posted a 42% drop in first-quarter net profit, marking its weakest quarterly earnings in nearly two years as customers continued to work through inventories during a traditionally slow season.

AmCham China - Shanghai

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization which was organized in 1915.