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- DocumentLebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor fiscal planning could lead to an uncontrolled expansionary budget policy and eventually a ‘resource curse’.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016Ideological solidarity apart, what has imparted an added traction and resonance to South-South Cooperation is a marked increase in intra-South trade, investment and developmental cooperation.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015The intersection of African resurgence and India’s growing economy and global profile has opened up new avenues for deepening the multi-faceted development partnership between the two emerging growth poles of the world.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015There has been considerable disquiet among Indian policymakers and analysts at the poor performance of the manufacturing sector. The share of manufacturing in GDP is much lower in India than in China and has been almost constant over the past decade or so.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015With the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, the efforts for trade liberalisation and strengthening of multilateral trading arrangement have come to a full circle. What started in 1995 with graduation from GATT to WTO has come to a point where several challenges for multilateralism are clearly discernible.DocumentInternational Institute for Sustainable Development, 2015Major developments in trade policy are currently taking place in the mega-regional trade agreements, in particular in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement. These agreements are setting new standards and breaking new ground in setting the rules for global commerce.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000The recent reforms and development in the financial market necessitate the reexamination of the role of Land Bank of the Philippines. This issue argues that LBP should focus on its development function and give up its commercial and investment roles. Once LBP is transformed into a market-based microfinance development institution, the creation of Grameen-type bank is dispensable.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005This article examines the politico-strategic motivations of the Bush Administration’s efforts to foster free trade agreements (FTAs) to a number of countries, including the Philippines. These motives include the US interest in advancing trade opportunities for American businesses and in ensuring its role as a leader in the global political economy.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2006The call center industry is one of the country’s bright prospects in the area of business process outsourcing (BPO). It started in year 2000 and became a significant activity in the services sector. In 2004, the country captured 20 percent of the total world market share in contact center services and is estimated to capture 50 percent of the total English- speaking world market by 2008.