Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1955

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.




The Laotian economy which, up to the end of 1954, was integrated with those of Cambodia and Viet-Nam, has been going through a difficult period of transition and adjustment, especially since the end of quadripartism on 30 December 1954.1 Problems in finance, trade, rehabilitation and development face the country, a land-locked area of nearly 250,00 square kilometres containing an estimated population of about 2 million. Few technicians are available, and very little domestic capital. Basic data are almost entirely lacking. The country possesses tin and almost untapped forest resources and has to import nearly all manufactured goods.


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