Covering the whole of Asia and the Pacific region, this text provides both an analytic overview and specific data for each of the 60 countries. Introductory chapters cover regional issues, including: a regional review with the 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; and the successes and failures of micro-credit in the region.;Comprehensive economic and business reports for each country include: political and economic surveys identifying the trends, developments, problems and solutions; country profiles, including information on economic sectors, political parties and systems, demographics and languages; key facts and analysis of vital statistics; business guide offering practical information for visitors to the country, including local contact addresses; key indicators setting out the country's key economic indicators between 1998 and 2003.Hotels lnternational-standard hotels have air-conditioning and often business centres, where translation and secretarial services are normally available. Credit cards American Express and Visa cards are accepted at international-standard hotels, but are not accepted for ... Variable dates Eid Al-Fitr, Saka New Year, Eid Al-Adha, Good Friday, Hijriyah New Year, Waisak ... and poverty limits access to the lnternet and connectivity rates are low in comparison with its regional neighbours.
|Title||:||Asia and Pacific Review 2003/04|
|Publisher||:||Kogan Page Publishers - 2003|