Asia Business Guide

Regional Sources

Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) An association of nations around the Pacific rim aiming at the creation of a Pacific free trade area. APEC was set up in 1990; its members include Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and the US. It aims at creating a free trade area for its industrialized members by 2010, and its less-developed members by 2020. When complete this will cover a large percentage of world trade.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

http://www.aseansec.org
Information about economic developments, urban/rural issues, statistics, trade fairs, and environmental issues.

Asia Pacific Journal of Management: APJM

Pardee HD 28 A739
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Journal of Asia-Pacific

Pardee HD 70 A7 J68
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UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

http://www.unescap.org
Information about economic developments, urban/rural issues, statistics, trade fairs, and environmental issues.

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

http://www.escwa.un.org
Information about economic developments, urban/rural issues, statistics, trade fairs, and environmental issues.