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Globalization and Trade in the New Millennium Supachai Panitchpakdi

Compiles the writings and speeches made at various international fora during the period of 1999-2000, discussing key trade issues of common concern and the multilateral trading system for the future challenges. Deals with the global perspective, globalization and trade liberalization which should be conducive for the growth in international trade and deeper integration of national economies into the world system. Shows the impact of trade libe ...Continue Reading

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Evaluation of Trade Liberalization Under AFTA Evaluates the international trade relations between Thailand and five ASEAN member countries. Describes the expansion rate of Thai foreign trade, and export and import. Examines the export-import structures between Thailand and ASEAN, and the changing of Thai export and import products to ASEAN in overall perspective and by country. Includes foreign direct investment in Thailand, and division of work in ASEAN. Evaluation of tariff reduction o ...Continue Reading Thai 60092
Major International Trade Regulations and International Trade Cooperation Chamaiphorn Chuacharoen Deals with recent trade regulations as the major principles for conducting international trade. Discusses trade regulations at the regional level noting Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and ASEAN. Reports about Thailand's regulations/laws on imports and exports, as well as regulations of Thailand's trading partners, namely the United States, European Union, and Japan. Discusses various international trade cooperations under three econo ...Continue Reading Thai 60080
ASEAN in an Interdependent World: Studies on Trade and Finance Contains nine applied economic papers presented during the 1999 Faculty of Economics and Management Seminar in Melaka, Malaysia. Focuses on studies on trade and finance in Malaysia and other ASEAN member countries. Investigates the effect of exchange rates and other macroeconomic variables on trade balances of Malaysia and Thailand. Identifies the relative importance of various domestic as well as external influences in the generation of infla ...Continue Reading English 59803
Costs and Benefits of a Common Currency for the Asean, A Background Paper Madhur, Srinivasa Provides the perspective from the literature on optimum currency area. Deals with the suitability of the ASEAN for a common currency, and constraints on the adoption of a common currency. Concludes with the consideration an factors of the costs and benefits of a currency union for ASEAN. English 59647
One Country and Two Monetary Systems: An Eclectic Essay, A Discussion Paper Welfens, Paul Comments on Shu-Ki Tsang's paper on one Country, Two Monetary systems : An Eclectic Essay . Raises an issue on medium term choice of exchange rate regimes under the assumption that there will be increasing real and monetary integration in ASEAN. Covers topics of long term monetary unification, and problems related to WTO membership and international activities of Chinese banks. Comments on the monetary unification in China and Hong Kong. English 59642
Country Risk Analysis: The Case of ASEAN Nuntawan Meesomboonpoonsuk Analyzes the country risk of four ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand during 1991 and 1996. Investigates the extent to which macroeconomic forecasts have affected the country's cost of external borrowings. Considers important macroeconomic variables, i.e.: GDP growth, inflation, current account and budget balances, foreign reserves, and external debt positions. Looks at ASEAN countries' economic performance b ...Continue Reading English 59623
Free Trade Area Membership as a Stepping Stone to Development: The Case of ASEAN Fukase, Emiko Investigates the economic impacts of accession to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) by the new member countries of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Examines trade policies of these countries to evaluate the impacts of accession. Presents the mechanism of AFTA and the theoretical framework used to analyze it. Provides quantitative assessments on the static costs and benefits of the regional arrangements of individual country. Provid ...Continue Reading English 59221
Electricity-the Challenge for Sustainable Development: Technical Papers Reference Book, Volume 11: Power System Planning & Development Conference on the Electric Power Supply Industry (12th : 1998 : Pattaya, Bangkok) Contains papers presented at the conference, studying the power and electrical supply systems. Covers the reliability evaluation on power supply in outage planning, transmission and distribution networks, related to assessment of the Penang submarine cable link and the HVDC interconnection between Thailand and Malaysia. Discusses the topics on transmission losses in connection with transmission planning in electricity market, regarding Queensla ...Continue Reading English 58730
Outcome of the APEC SME e-Commerce Workshop Summarizes the APEC SME e-Commerce Workshop held in Brunei in 2000 with the objectives to provide the chances to share information and experiences among related government officials and small and medium entrepreneurs in ASEAN countries. Considers four major topics convened in this workshop, regarding infrastructure necessitated for e-commerce, human resources development, promotion of confident atmosphere and appropriate law and regulations, and ...Continue Reading Thai 58570
Non-Tariff Measures with Potentially Restrictive Market Access Implications Emerging in a Post-Uruguay Round Context Studies on non-tariff measures with potentially restrictive market access implications emerging in a post-Uruguay round context. Presents case studies on non-tariff measures affecting exports from Bangladesh, China, India, the Pacific Island countries, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Discusses the following, related to non-tariff measures : classification, economic effects, measuring, problems, trade patterns, and case studies. Annexes major categori ...Continue Reading English 58009
Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Asian Responses-Growth Strategy in the Age of Global Money- Reviews the responses by the Asian currencies to fluctuation in the value of the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen over the 11 year period extending from 1985 to 1995. Describes the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Asia, and analyzes the rapid development of Asian industrial structure and changes in trading patterns that reflect such FDI inflow. Surveys the following three issues : use and holdings of foreign currency reserves in A ...Continue Reading English 57997
1998 Economic and Financial Report Provides a summary report of economic conditions in 1998, considering economic trends, policy and measures for 1999. Reviews global financial and economic conditions in 1998. Concentrates on Thai economic development in terms of overall and sectoral development, monetary conditions, the operations of financial institutions and capital market, fiscal position of public sector, international trade and balance of payment. Considers major measure ...Continue Reading Thai 57980
Thailand in International Trade Theater Presents brief information on the vision and mission of Department of Business Economics, Ministry of Commerce. Overviews World Trade Organization (WTO) in terms of objectives and functions, considering major agreements under WTO and Thai obligations. Considers Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) with its impact upon Thailand. Summarizes economic, trade, industrial, service, and transport cooperation under ASEAN. Concludes with Thai obli ...Continue Reading Thai 57964
World Trade Organization and International Economic Groups Contains information on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international economic groups. Describes the WTO in terms of initiation, objectives, functions, major agreements under the WTO, structure, past achievements, and Thailand in the WTO. Deals with the following organizations of GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services), ASEAN, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), European Union (EU), and North Ame ...Continue Reading Thai 57954
ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting, 32nd, 1-7 Oct.2000, Chiang Mai Gives information on the 32nd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting in Chiang Mai during October 5-7, 2000, focusing on objectives or target of this meeting, major issues to be convened, and what Thailand and ASEAN anticipate to get from this meeting. Discusses the project of e-ASEAN initiative or ASEAN electronics for a consolidated electronic communications among 10 countries within ASEAN region. Briefs ASEAN Free Trade Area or AFTA in terms ...Continue Reading Thai 57946
Trade Liberalization of Thailand's Trade in Services Describes trade liberalization of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATs) under the World Trade Organization (WTO), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and APEC. Details the objective, commitments, propositions, negotiation, and impact this agreement Thai 57925
Thailand and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Presents an interview with Mr. Karun Kittisataporn, Director-General of the Department of Business Economics on the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), covering the founding objectives, members, agreements, operations, tariff reduction, and advantages and benefits for its member countries Thai 57891
Regional Co-operation & Asian Recovery Looks at the role of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) and assesses the Asian crisis. Discusses financial systems for recovery, and the role of investment, trade flows, and policies English 57764
The East Asian Financial Crises: An Analytical Survey Bustelo, Pablo Reviews East Asia's economic background, following with the onset and development of the financial crises in Southeast Asia, South Korea and Japan. Presents a combined alternative explanations on financial bubbles and declining returns to investment, bad banking, misguided macro-management, unsound fundamentals and international capital markets, self-fulfilling panics in external financial markets, and financial underregulation and speculative ...Continue Reading English 57694