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APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC's 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.

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ASEAN

The member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

BRICS New

BRICS

BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies:

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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World oil production and consumption

World oil production growth in 2015 significantly exceeded the growth in oil consumption for a second consecutive year. Production grew by 2.8 million b/d, led by

increases in the Middle East (+1.5 million b/d) and North America (+0.9 million b/d). Global oil consumption increased by 1.9 million b/d, nearly double the 10-year average,

with above-average growth driven by OECD countries. The Asia Pacific region accounted for 74% of global growth, with China once again contributing the largest national

increment to global oil consumption growth (+770,000 b/d).

The Kurds

The Kurds

Between 20 and 30 million Kurds make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East.

Tunisia

Tunisia

Strategic location in central Mediterranean; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration

China and Taiwan

China and Taiwan

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that will eventually be part of the country again, but many Taiwanese want a separate nation.

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a permanent, international organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria, was established in Baghdad, Iraq on 10–14 September 1960.

The Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire (1206–1405) was the largest contiguous land empire in history, covering over 33 million km² at its peak, with an estimated population of over 100 million people.

The Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands

Location of Kuril Islands in the Western Pacific.