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APEC Pledges Closer Economic Cooperation

Asia-Pacific nations pledged closer economic cooperation in the future as they wrapped up an annual leaders' summit in Indonesia on Tuesday. A closing statement by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum said better connectivity could help offset a shaky global economic recovery. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the two-day meeting at his country's resort island of Bali was a success. "We reaffirm our commitment to achieving a strong, balanced, ...

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