Asia and Pacific Review 2003/4: The Economic and Business Report
* The definitive guide to the most recent economic and political trends, developments and key events in the region* Key indicators and profiles for 60 countries* Leading-edge expertise from some of the world s top journalists and regional specialists * Key facts and essential business directory information.Of interest to academic, public and corporate libraries; economic, geography and international relations specialists; professional, trade and government organizations; exporters and international investors."Asia and Pacific Review 2003/4" is the only English language publication to cover all the Asia and Pacific Region. The 21st edition provides both an analytical overview of the region and specific data for each of the 60 countries. Introductory chapters cover regional issues including: a regional review with this year s trends, developments and key events; analysis of the threat of terrorism in the region; the effects of deflation on the economy; the water crisis and its impact on the poor; the successes and failures of micro-credit in the region.The main body of the book provides comprehensive economic and business reports for each country and includes: * Political and economic surveys identifying the trends, developments, problems and solutions * Country profiles, which analyze the different economic sectors of each country, summarizes its political parties and system, and provides condensed background information on a range of other important topics including demographics, languages, and industry sectors* Key facts with vital statistics for the country being analyzed* Business guide offering practical information for visitors to the country * Key indicators setting out thecountry s key economic indicators over the last five years* Business directory listing the names and addresses of local organizations useful to visitors.