The year 2004 has witnessed several adverse developments, including notably the oil price hike and the ongoing and geopolitical tensions in North-East and West Asia. This issue of the Bulletin on Asia-Pacific Perspectives provides a timely assessment of the confluence of several unfavorable trends in the global economy and their impact and implications for various economies or groups of economies within the ESCAP region. Shorter articles of the Bulletin focus on global and regional interdependence and promotion of enterprise competitiveness and sustainable development.billion; such exports included the vulnerable service groups despite the appreciation of the dollar. ... However, jobs for bank tellers, switchboard operators (including answering services) and telephone operators are all projected to shrink.
|Title||:||Bulletin On Asia Pacific Perspectives 2004-2005|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2004|