Asia and Pacific Review 2003/04

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2003 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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* 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.
  

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Contents

Afghanistan Michael Fishpool
1
Australia Ian Jarrett
8
Bangladesh Daniel Brett
18
Bhutan Siok Sian Pek
28
Cambodia Kampuchea William R Thompson
40
China Duncan Woodside
46
Hong Kong Duncan Woodside
58
India Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
66
PACIFIC ISLANDS
184
Hawaii Kathryn Wallace
208
Marshall Islands Anthony Griffin
216
Nauru Kenneth Randall
224
Niue Kenneth Randall
232
Palau Martin Clark
240
Samoa Kenneth Randall
246
Tokelau Kenneth Randall
256

Indonesia William R Thompson
76
Japan Anthony Rowley
86
Kazakhstan Alex Vatanka
96
Korea DPR North Israel Vaughan
105
Republic of Korea South Lewis Jones
111
Kyrghyzstan Nicholas Awde Fred J Hill
120
Laos Guy Arnold
128
Macau Lesley Wells
134
Maldives Shamma Iqbal
150
Myanmar Burma Israel Vaughan
160
Nepal Special correspondent
168
New Zealand Ian Jarrett
175
Tuvalu Kenneth Randall
262
Wallis and Futuna
270
Papua New Guinea Michael J Field
283
Philippines William R Thompson
290
Singapore William R Thompson
300
Sri Lanka Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
309
Taiwan Duncan Woodside
318
Tajikistan Nicholas Awde Fred J Hill
327
Thailand William R Thompson
335
TimorLeste Sabine Hammer
346
Uzbekistan Nicholas Awde Fred J Hill
360
Vietnam Guy Arnold
369

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