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This book beneficial properties policy-oriented learn papers and articles proposing insightful perspectives and data on nearby comparative analyses and nationwide most sensible practices on alternate and funding coverage concerns for the Asian and Pacific quarter. It covers such salient concerns because the internationalization of construction networks and nearby financial cooperation for the rehabilitation of tsunami-stricken international locations. it's also coverage briefs and govt summaries of the new monograph research sequence accomplished via the alternate and funding department.

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This could be done by: (a) providing duty- and quota-free treatment for all LDC exports; and (b) strengthening market access preferences through improved special and differential treatment provisions, liberal rules of origin and flexible product standards for goods originating from LDCs (United Nations Development Programme, 2008). Additionally, the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) should be used as a mechanism for enhancing South-South trade among countries in the region, led by China and India, for example.

The recent surge in services growth during the last two decades has been attributed mainly to high productivity services such as IT services and ITES,2 including business process outsourcing (BPO), knowledge process outsourcing (KPO), medical business process outsourcing (MBPO), legal process outsourcing (LPO), research process 2 The IT-ITES industry has been divided into three segments: IT services and software, ITES-business process outsourcing (BPO) and hardware. ITES refers to those outsourcing services which are processed and delivered with the use of information technology.

The overall energy shortage6 was 9 per cent (of actual demand) for the year 2007/08 (up to January 2008), while peak capacity shortage7 was about 15 per cent (of peak demand) for the same time period. The power 6 7 Energy shortage implies the gap between energy requirements and availability. Peak capacity shortage implies the gap between energy demand and supply during peak hours. 47 Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review Vol. 4, 2008 shortages in India point towards low and inadequate investment in the construction of generating capacity and transmission networks.

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