Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
SAINT-ETIENNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Fullback Emiliano Boffelli scored 16 points in a man-of-the-match performance as Argentina got their World Cup campaign back on track with a hardfought 19-10 victory over a committed Samoa on Friday ... Our Standards ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport ... Read Next.
... to the benefits of sport. Its implementation will begin in November 2023 in five cities, in Africa, Latin America and AsiaPacific, with an initial timeframe of three years, IOC announced ... IOC dedicated to promoting sport for urban development.
"We prepared well for the England game ...Argentina have played Samoa only four times and not since 2005, but Contepomi said the availability of video meant the few Pacific islanders who did not play at the top level would be familiar enough ... Our Standards ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport.
... mountainous regions like Guizhou have new opportunities for development," said Suman Pandey, treasurer of the PacificAsiaTravelAssociation (PATA), adding that the diversified mountain tourism industry and sports will continue to bring considerable revenue to mountainous areas.
Veteran players like Michael Hooper and Quade Cooper were left out of the World Cup squad as Australia rolled the dice on youth and Jones said setbacks had to be expected ... Jones was magnanimous in defeat and praised the Pacific islanders for their performance ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport.
"We think there's enough in there that we can defend it," McLeod told reporters on a video call ... "Yes, there was an incident last night and close with Scott ... 29 ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport ... CricketSri Lanka's Theekshana out of Asia Cup final due to injury ... ....
The lock will have scans later on Friday on the injury, which was sustained in training on Thursday, a team spokesperson said ... Team ... Replacements ... Our Standards. The Thomson ReutersTrust Principles ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport ... CricketSri Lanka pip Pakistan to make Asia Cup final v India.
Whitelock, a World Cup winner in 2011 and 2015, was named in the second row with longtime partner Brodie Retallick in a much-changed side tasked with getting the All Blacks back to winning ways after successive losses to South Africa and France... Team ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport ... ....
The move signifies a pronounced commitment to the Asia-Pacific sports marketing arena, a multi-billion-dollar industry ... We're scaling our expertise to accelerate brand and rights holder value to the Asia-Pacific sports landscape.
Livewire young backs Mark Nawaqanitawase and Jordan Petaia scored early tries to help the Wallabies to a 21-3 halftime lead before fullback Donaldson grabbed his brace to lift the Wallabies out of a second-half lull at the Stade de France... Our Standards ... Leads coverage of sport across the Asia-Pacific. Still reports on the full panoply of sport ... Open.