10 Volume 10, Issue 1

The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publishing of empirically based, policy-oriented articles that can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. This issue discusses the following topics: Bond markets in the Pacific rim; Developing debt markets in Singapore; Developing bond markets to diversify long-term development finance; SME subcontracting as a bridgehead to competitiveness; Human resource competitiveness and inflow of foreign direct investment to the ASEAN region. The Asia-Pacific Development Journal is issued twice a year.