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  Asia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
The boundary between Asia and Europe is commonly believed to run through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River to its source, and the Ural Mountains to the Kara Sea near Kara, Russia.
Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Asia   (3008 words)

  
 Economy - Thailand - Asia
The recent history of Thailand’s economy is defined by more than a decade of sustained and rapid economic growth beginning in 1985, followed by a severe recession that started in late 1997.
Low wages, policy reforms that opened the economy more to trade, and careful economic management resulted in low inflation and a stable exchange rate.
The economy began to pick up again in early 1999, with GDP growth forecast at 1.5 percent for the year.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/thailand/economy.htm   (509 words)

  
 Economy - China - Asia
The reforms have gradually lessened the government’s control of the economy, allowing some aspects of a market economy and encouraging foreign investment; however, the state-owned sector remains the backbone of China’s economy.
As a result of the reforms, China’s economy grew at an average annual rate of 10.2 percent in the 1980s and by 10.3 percent annually in the period of 1990-2000.
The size of the country’s economy, which is comparable to that of Canada($688 billion), makes China a significant economic power; despite this, it remains a low-income, developing country because it must support a huge population of more than 1.2 billion.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/china/economy.htm   (267 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Asian Economy
Asia is expected within the next decade to lead the world in the use of biometrics.
In Asia, notably India and China, the satellite insurance sector is poised for liftoff.
South Asia, which has joined East Asia by achieving 7% growth, is likely to maintain the same momentum this year, even as the growth rate of the developed world tapers off.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Asian_Economy.html   (2444 words)

  
 Economy of Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The largest economies in Asia in terms of nominal GDP are Japan and Singapore, the smallest East Timor.
The Philippine economy during the period of the 80's was marked by stagnant growth as a result of dictatorship and martial law.
After the liberalization of the economy of India, undertaken by the then finance minister and current Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Indian economy coupled with the Chinese economy which was already booming under the economic measures undertaken by Jiang Zemin powered Asia to being one of the hotspots for world trade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Asia   (2810 words)

  
 Economy: South Asia : Hindustan Times.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan's economy, employing almost 50 per cent of the population.
Wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane, and tobacco are the chief crops, and cattle and sheep are raised.
Pakistan's economy in fiscal 2002-3 demonstrated strong resilience in the face of a continuing global economic downturn.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/7598_1155762,001600840000.htm   (508 words)

  
 Economy: South Asia : Hindustan Times.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nepal's economy is characterised by heavy dependence on foreign aid, a narrow range of exports, increasing economic disparity between the mountain areas and the more developed Tarai region, excessive governmental control and regulation, and inefficient public enterprises and administration.
The economy is heavily dependent on imports of basic materials and on foreign markets for its forest and agricultural products.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for over 80 per cent of the population and accounting for 41 per cent of GDP.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/7598_1157229,001600840003.htm   (491 words)

  
 Will the USA's economy crash? - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
The Group of Seven leading industrialised economies has repeatedly called for an adjustment in global trade imbalances, including a rise in the yuan.
even if china's economy is not attached to the us, but everybody else is, and china is attached to those there is no way china will not be affected.
Asia didn't get affected during the Great Depression when America's and Europe's economies were falling on hard times.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=58745   (1341 words)

  
 Asia Economy Archive
Other economic portents are looking good for the rest of Asia, albeit in the shadow of increasing tension in India and Pakistan over Kashmir, and a slower than expected US recovery which affects any export-related recovery.
Taiwan's economy is expected to grow 2.29% this year after suffering its first ever decline in 2001.
China's economy grew 7.3% on 2001, and is expected to grow 7% in 2001.
www.apmforum.com /hariini/archives/cat_asia_economy.php   (1776 words)

  
 The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation in Nepal works with both government and non-government institutions toward effective governance that is responsible and accountable, economic growth with broad opportunities, and stable social transformation.
To further bolster this vital sector of the economy, The Asia Foundation pursues efforts to remove policy and regulatory constraints, regularize business input into policy formulation, and reduce legal and socio-cultural impediments to women’s economic participation in the formal sector.
The Asia Foundation aims to increase women’s opportunities for full participation in social, political, and economic life through reducing the incidence of violence against women and combating trafficking and its negative effects on women and girls in Nepal.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/nepal.html   (947 words)

  
 The Globalist | Global Economy -- Asia and the American Model
A new model of consumer-led growth is beginning to emerge in the tiger economies — in South Korea and Thailand, in particular.
Following the 1997/8 financial crisis, and owing to an immense contraction in the nation’s economy, Korean officials decided to ignore the Clinton Administration and IMF doctrine of tight monetary and fiscal policy.
After all, an economy’s growth is perhaps the key variable that determines long-term investor profits.Evidently, the Asian tigers still have a way to go in their economic reforms, both in the private and public sectors.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=2588   (1067 words)

  
 New Economist: Economy - Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Western investors and politicans are in a rush to embrace the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China), as the asian tigers lose their appeal.
There is little sympathy in Southeast Asia for any suggestion that the appropriate policy to follow in relation to China is that of ‘containment’, and affirmations by the United States that it does not have this policy are regarded with some scepticism.
In the absence of policy changes in Asia, the Asian countries would be likely to continue running surpluses, and so a fiscal contraction in the United States would only add a contractionary influence to a global economy already characterised by surplus saving and unusually low interest rates.
neweconomist.blogs.com /new_economist/economy_asia   (11936 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Global Economy
"If countries are growing strongly and making increasing contributions to the global economy, then there should be a parallel enhancement of their position in the IMF," said Randal Quarles, acting undersecretary of the Treasury, in a statement to the US Congress.
His statements came after ministers from developing nations, especially in Asia, complained in April that the current underrepresentation of developing countries in the IMF and its sister institution, the World Bank, undermines the legitimacy and effectiveness of these institutions.
Asian countries are accumulating huge amounts of currency reserves, giving them the potential to do without loans from the IMF - where the United States, as the largest shareholder and the world's largest economy, has managed to pass conditions and economic policies favorable to its interests.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Asian_Economy/GF11Dk01.html   (1017 words)

  
 Financial Services :: Business and Economy : Gourt
Asia Recovery Information Center - An Internet-based clearinghouse for information on the Asian financial crisis and recovery process.
Asia Today - Articles and interviews for investment and business in Asia.
INVESCO Asia - An investment management firm in U.S. with experienced managers in the Asia Pacific.
regional.gourt.com /Asia/Business-and-Economy/Financial-Services.html   (568 words)

  
 CNN.com - Economy pushes Asia poverty down - Nov 8, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In its twice-yearly look at the region's economies, the bank says average growth this year excluding Japan should top 7 percent, led by 9.0 percent-plus in China.
It said the region's oil import bill would be up by $25 billion this year, reducing the incomes of the majority of regional economies that are net energy importers.
Another factor is the situation in China, where the authorities are using a range of administrative controls to try to achieve an economic "soft landing".
edition.cnn.com /2004/BUSINESS/11/08/eastasia.economy   (490 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Thailand - Economy
Before the financial crisis, the Thai economy had years of manufacturing-led economic growth--averaging 9.4% for the decade up to 1996.
Further recovery from the financial crisis depends heavily on increased exports to the rest of Asia and the United States.
Although the economy has demonstrated moderate positive growth since 1999, future performance depends on continued reform of the financial sector, corporate debt restructuring, attracting foreign investment, and increasing exports.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/th/Thailand_economy_summary.htm   (845 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Vietnam - Economy
Per capita income, $220 in 1994, had risen to $483 by 2003 with a related reduction in the share of the population living in acute poverty.
While the country has moved toward a more market-oriented economy, the Vietnamese Government still continues to hold a tight rein over major sectors of the economy, such as the banking system and state-owned enterprises.
The December 10, 2001, entry-into-force of the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between the U.S. and Vietnam is a significant milestone for Vietnam's economy and for normalization of U.S.-Vietnam relations.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/vm/Vietnam_economy_summary.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This name is first attested in Herodotus (about 440 BC), where it refers to Anatolia; or, for the purposes of describing the Persian Wars, to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt.
Other religions of Asia include the Zoroastrianism, Shamanism practiced in Siberia, and Animism practiced in the eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia.
There are also significant Muslim populations in China, Iran, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, and most of West Asia and Central Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asia   (3081 words)

  
 Update on Asian Economy & Economic Development in Asia
This principal focus of this section is in providing regular feedback and update on the Economy of Asia.
The Asian economies have been recently badly hit by the Asian Financial Crisis, and we are looking to provide our readers with a guide on what has happened, what is being done to arrest the crisis, and how Asia is rebuilding itself.
Occassionally we also cover other international economies, particularly the US Economy, since it is the largest economy in the world.
www.sadec.com /Economy/index.html   (146 words)

  
 Singapore is Asia's weakest economy: Barclays
INGAPORE, usually touted as Asia's economic beacon, has the dubious distinction of now being the region's weakest economy, investment bank Barclays Capital said Tuesday, June 18.
The figures followed Singapore reporting negative economic growth of 1.7 percent for the first quarter from a year earlier, while Hong Kong had a far milder drop and Malaysia posted growth, the report said.
The government is cautiously forecasting growth at the upper end of a two to four percent range this year.
www.singapore-window.org /sw02/020618af.htm   (273 words)

  
 Radio Australia - News - Singapore rated most competitive economy in Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Singapore has been ranked the most competitive economy in Asia and fifth globally.
The WEF says Asia is home to some of the most competitive, as well as some of the least competitive economies in the rankings.
In the Asia Pacific region, Australia was 19th and New Zealand 23rd.
www.radioaustralia.net.au /news/stories/s1749721.htm   (210 words)

  
 Business and Economy Uzbekistan Asia Regional
Uzbekistan is a dry, landlocked country of which 11% consists of intensely cultivated, irrigated river valleys.
Following independence in December 1991, the government sought to prop up its Soviet-style command economy with subsidies and tight controls on production and prices.
Uzbekistan responded to the negative external conditions generated by the Asian and Russian financial crises by emphasizing import substitute industrialization and by tightening export and currency controls within its already largely closed economy.
infotut.com /reference/Regional/Asia/Uzbekistan/Business_and_Economy   (177 words)

  
 Employment :: Business and Economy : Gourt
April International Asia Jobs Recruitment - Jobs recruitment in Asia / Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Korea, Australia, financial services executive search.
Asia employment - Job search, employment and career opportunity for senior executives in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.
Job online Asia helps you find Job in asia also job Thailand database helps you find career in Thailand.
regional.gourt.com /Asia/Business-and-Economy/Employment.html   (603 words)

  
 Opening Markets and Continuing Growth: Vietnam and the Asian Economy
Since 1991, the Asia Society’s Corporate Conferences in Asia have attracted a combined audience of more than 11,000 participants from around the world.
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Asia Society is the leading U.S. institution dedicated to fostering public understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.
The Asia Society is headquartered in New York City, with Regional Centers in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and Melbourne, and Representative Offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Manila.
www.asiasociety.org /conference03/html/press.html   (491 words)

  
 GFIR 360 Political Economy of Asia (Summer 2001) UVA
asia; political economy of asia; asia economy; east asia; southeast asia; brister
America's "new economy" with its epicenter in the dot.com mecca of Silicon Valley has been heralded as the wave of the new century.
Japan's economy has remained stagnant for a decade, and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 has led many to doubt the efficacy of what is now commonly derided as "crony capitalism".
home.earthlink.net /~tebrister/syllabi/syllabus360.htm   (1791 words)

  
 UCLA Asia Institute: Japan's Economy Steamrolls Back
In an excerpt from a longer Chicago Tribute opinion piece, UCLA professor Sanford M. Jacoby argues that Japan's economy is back on track.
Its economy is less regulated than before, even though its core economic institutions — in business and in government — have changed only modestly.
His research focuses on employment and labor policy, social welfare policy and the political economy of business-government relations.
www.isop.ucla.edu /asia/article.asp?parentid=27600   (663 words)

  
 Asia News Feeds - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News
Asia News Feeds - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News
EINnews provides you access to breaking news that is organized within 290+ country, regional, U.S. state and specialized topic sections.
For less than a dollar a day, place your ad on the exact pages that will do you the most good.
www.einnews.com /asia/News   (101 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Asia: Business and Economy: News
Asia Corporate News Network - Produce and distribute press releases, breaking news, and product information in English from various asian countries.
Asia Pacific Management Forum - A free daily e-zine of topical analysis and on-the-street commentary on Asian business, management, marketing, economics, finance, politics, business culture and management practice with authoritative market intelligence and research background.
CIO Asia - News for corporate CIOs based in Asia.
dmoz.org /Regional/Asia/Business_and_Economy/News   (255 words)

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