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BRIC countries have generally gone through a process of liberalization and rapid economic growth that has allowed their major companies to acquire increasing weight in the global marketplace. However, they are still striving to achieve full...
Tax havens and tax avoidance have gathered much interest, e.g., in the United Nations (UN) negotiations on the post-2015 development goals. The analyses of initiatives against corporate tax avoidance typically focus on developments from the mid-1990s...
  • 02 Aug 2011
  • Daniel O. Boamah, Mahalia N. Jackman, Nlandu Mamingi
  • Pages: 14
This paper uses an error correction model to investigate empirically the effectiveness of central bank interest rate policy in influencing commercial banks’ lending rate behaviour in Barbados and the Bahamas using quarterly data for the period...
Spanish
Ahost of world leaders met at UN Headquarters in New York on 12 and 13 November 2008 for an interreligious and inter-cultural dialogue on a “Culture of Peace”, at the initiative of King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. Among the Heads...
French
Although academics, civil servants and non-governmental organizations involved in development have continued to promote policies for local economies, many localities fail to catch up with average national development patterns. The body of knowledge...
It is a “wonder plant” that is uniquely blessed. Agronomists in Africa believe it can restore degraded landscapes while economists think it is a potential “green gold,” and a silver bullet for design and architecture that is already attracting a...
French
Exports by several Bangladeshi IT companies have risen by over a fifth following their participation in a business matchmaking scheme run by the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS).
The 1980s and 1990s were characterized by an absorption of foreign labour into the Malaysian economy that was unprecedented in terms of numbers and rapidity. From approximately 500,000 foreign workers in 1984 (Ministry of Human Resources, 1991) their...
Since the end of the Second World War, the international migration of labour has grown in volume and changed in character (Castles and Miller, 1998). It has also been observed that there are two main phases in post-Second World War migration (Castles...
  • 30 Oct 2008
  • Daniel B. de Castro Almeida, Frederico G. Jayme
  • Pages: 17
Since monetary stabilization in 1994, bank consolidation has been gathering pace in Brazil as part of a global concentration trend following bank deregulation processes. This article analyses the effect of bank concentration on lending in Brazil in...
Spanish
“We are not waiting. We are moving,” says Pilda Modjadji, a founding member of the Pankop Women Farmers Forum in Mpumalanga, South Africa. “We mean business.”
French
Earlier this year, the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of India signed a partnership agreement with the International Trade Centre (ITC) aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organizations. The focus will be on increasing enterprise and...
Analysis of time use patterns and the role of bargaining power enhance our understanding of household dynamics and factors impacting women’s labour market participation in China. It is a useful tool for policymakers seeking to promote gender equality...
Although fertility has shown some decline in Pakistan in recent years, contraceptive use remains low. Despite high knowledge of modern methods of contraception (94 per cent of married women know of a modern method of contraception) only 17 per cent...
The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held at Cairo in 1994 emphasized women’s role in the development process and urged governments to intensify their efforts in order to advance gender equality, equity and empowerment of...
  • 05 Sep 2004
  • Stephany Griffith-Jones, Miguel Ángel Segoviano, Stephen Spratt
  • Pages: 16
The proposed new Basel Capital Accord aims to better align regulatory capital with the risk that banks actually take on. This paper argues that current proposals will inappropriately and significantly increase the cost or reduce the quantity of bank...
Spanish
  • 20 Aug 1983
  • Carlos Alzamora, Enrique V. Iglesias
  • Pages: 30
On 11 February 1983, the President of Ecuador, His Excellency Dr. Osvaldo Hurtado, sent us a letter in which, after emphasizing the seriousness of the present international economic situation, he noted that “the world has not known such a serious and...
Spanish
In recent years widespread interest has been shown in the development strategy which focuses on the satisfaction of basic needs. However, the sympathy that its content of social justice arouses should be no bar to critical analysis whereby attention...
Spanish
  • 18 Jun 2018
  • Ellen MacArthur
  • Pages: 2
Over 8 million tons of plastic pollute the oceans each year. The problem is so severe that, if nothing changes, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. We must urgently rethink how we make and use this ubiquitous material, now a...
  • 03 Dec 2002
  • Renato Baumann, Francisco Galrão Carneiro
  • Pages: 14
The analysis of integration processes between two economies has traditionally focused on identifying the intensity of trade creation and diversion, estimated through a simulation of the impact of the reduction or elimination of trade barriers. At the...
Spanish
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