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Financial markets in Emerging Economies: Comparison with developed economies

Essay - 12 pages - Economy general

The financial markets of emerging economies have seen a huge growth in the last few years. These markets are attracting large investments from the developed world, especially because of higher expected return. At the same time; investments in emerging markets are considered to be riskier than the...

15 Jan 2009
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Anti-dumping: A growing problem in international trade

Essay - 13 pages - Economy general

Since the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947, free trade has been widely adopted and has enabled countries to enjoy prosperity. It was aimed to foster free trade by reducing tariffs and by settling an international mechanism to solve international trade disputes....

15 Jan 2009
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Is the Lisbon strategy an unattainable project?

Essay - 8 pages - Economy general

In March 2000, the European Union Heads of States and Governments met at the European council of Lisbon. This statement was the basis to what is called the “Lisbon strategy” or “Lisbon process/agenda”, a politic but mostly economic development plan for the members States of...

15 Jan 2009
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The Chinese century, the rising economy and its impact on the global economy, the balance of power, and your job, Oded SHENKAR, 2005

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

China is at the heart of the present-day economic debate. China is indisputably booming economically. Its enormous growth rate attests of this evolution; all economists agree on this assertion. What seems more debatable at the moment is the impact this rise could have on the global economy, and...

15 Jan 2009
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Growth and development: Case study of Rahmqvist

Case study - 23 pages - Economy general

We will in this thesis examine the growth and development opportunities for Europe's largest organisation within direct sale, i.e. Rahmqvist. The empiric will be analysed and evaluated with a base of theories. The main bottom theory used is the SWOT analysis, but in order to make a more thorough...

15 Jan 2009
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Discuss PPP, its theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

In an international and globalize environment such as the national economies are growing in, it is hard to measure and evaluate the performances of each one in comparison with the others. Indeed, currencies are different all around the world and to what we can or cannot afford or in a foreign...

15 Jan 2009
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Co-economic climate in Japan

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

For this economic coursework we have chosen to speak about Japan. We think that Japan is a really interesting country to speak about because of its economy which is one of the greatest in the world nowadays. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of...

15 Jan 2009
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Multinationals, Asian success and the global economy

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

For more than thirty years, Asian countries have known an amazing period of growth, and have now a real and consequent influence on the economic world. However, these countries, like all other developing countries have to face the problem of funding resources in order to develop their economic...

15 Jan 2009
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Fair trade in Europe: overview and perspectives

Essay - 36 pages - Economy general

Fair trade is a movement born after the Globalization. It's a consequence of the growth of exchanges. To develop their economy, countries have been forced to trade with their neighbors and the territories around them, etc…Finally countries have abolished their barriers and established...

15 Jan 2009
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The protected designation of origin

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

The concepts of free movement of goods and competition are enshrined in European Union law. However, it is possible to seek to obtain a “protected designation of origin” (PDO) for certain goods. Once obtained the PDO does indeed protect the specified goods from elements of competition....

15 Jan 2009
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Are regionalism and globalisation compatible or contradictory trends?

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Nowadays, it is paradoxical to see the development, in a global world, of several types of regions. This process began after the Second World War, with the development of the international trade flows between economies. The creation in 1957 of the European Economic Community, by the Treaty of...

15 Jan 2009
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The foreign direct investments in Canada (2007)

Essay - 9 pages - Economy general

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) interact in the global market, creating lots of jobs all around the world. Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) is the way by which they interact, investing abroad until representing the largest source of external finance for developing countries for instance (United...

15 Jan 2009
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The increase of power in China and India

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

Globalization is the increased mobility of goods, services, labour, technology and capital throughout the world. This process has speeded up over the years, especially with the growth of new information and communication technologies. Through these changes, we can see the growth of...

15 Jan 2009
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Is today's globalization different from globalization a hundred years ago?

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

Michael D. Bordo, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History at Rutgers University, says, in Globalization in Historical Perspective (2002), says “globalization has become a buzzword of the new millennium”. Indeed the term globalization is now...

15 Jan 2009
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The objectives of the macroeconomics policy critical and assessment in the South African economy

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Although South Africa is regarded as an “economic powerhouse” in Africa and has a strong modern industrial and financial base, it faces severe developmental challenges: poverty, high level of inequality, unemployment…” (Fourie and Burger 2003: 4). The Human Development Index...

15 Jan 2009
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France's balance of payments analysis

Essay - 2 pages - Economy general

We are going to focus here on the latest France's balance of payments. The document used is mainly the balance of 2006 which was published on June 19th 2007, but will the previous years will also be useful to define the trend, and especially the 2005 balance because some information...

15 Jan 2009
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Evaluate the evolution of the world trade system

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

Before the creation of a world trade system in 1947, the countries had protectionist economic policies or preferential trade agreements for the Empires as the one of Britain and France. In the 1930s, these policies clearly showed their limits with the economic depression and the World War II. As...

15 Jan 2009
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From Washington to Post-Washington Consensus: A Global Analysis

Essay - 9 pages - Economy general

During the 90s the Washington Consensus was the most popular economic framework used not only by Latin America but by countries all around the world. As Naim (2000) expresses, the term Washington Consensus soon acquired a life of its own, becoming a brand name known worldwide and used...

15 Jan 2009
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Despite its oil wealth, account for the instability of the Persian Gulf region

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

The Persian Gulf region is known for being a very important area in terms of geopolitics. It holds up to 57% of the world's crude oil reserves and produces 27% of the global oil.Useless to say how vital to the world energy supply this region is and how extreme the tensions generated by this...

15 Jan 2009
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The Quality Concept

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

The quality concept in an industrial sense was first seen in Japan after WW2. In a ruined country, American economists settled an action plan to rebuild the entire economy system. Their first task was to define this notion. For Juran, "quality is the aptitude to employ" and For Crosby, "the...

15 Jan 2009
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The Monterrey Consensus The Conference on Financing for Development

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

The International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) took place between the 18 and 22 of March 2002 in Monterrey, Mexico. More than 170 countries adopted a commitment designed to “eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development” in the...

15 Jan 2009
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"How should we define globalization?"

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

Defining the concept of globalization is very controversial and much disputed among economists, sociologists and political observers. There is no single concept of globalization, and commentators are unable to agree on the empirical evidence for its extent. These divisions are, however,...

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What do you consider to be the major differences between Adam Smith's and David Ricardo's theories of international trade?

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

The basic concept underlying all international transactions is that foreign markets are extensions of domestic markets, in the sense that goods and services produced domestically, and whose quality is reflected in the strengths of the supply and demand curves, can also be sold internationally....

13 Jan 2009
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How and why has the adoption of free market economic policies affected the consolidation of democracy?

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

“Economic factors have significant impact on democratization but they are not determinative.” (Huntington 1991: 59). To Huntington, there is a clear link between economy and democracy as a form of regime, bond that few people could deny nowadays. Actually, this bond can be shown by the...

13 Jan 2009
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The Evolution of Consolidated Financial Statements published by Publicly Quoted French Companies: The Shift Away from local GAAP to the Adoption of International Standards

Essay - 11 pages - Economy general

Contrary to the Anglo-American approach, France offers, in terms of accounting, an environment representative of those of many countries in continental Europe. Nonetheless, France offers a typical system, where, because politicians and executives are part of a close and tight elite network, the...

13 Jan 2009
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The economic power of the Chinese Diaspora

Essay - 6 pages - Economy general

China's economic growth is a much debated issue and is said to change the face of the world and presently world economic patterns are being reshaped. A couple of figures can easily help to understand how deep these changes are. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese economy grew by 10% a year on...

13 Jan 2009
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Globalization and commerce

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

Globalization is the production and distribution of products and services of a homogeneous type and quality on a worldwide basis. “Globalization is the activity whereby “distinct” national economies are subsumed and re-articulated into the system by essentially international...

13 Jan 2009
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Mahathir's legacy and the stability of Malaysia

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

Nowadays, Malaysia is known as a model of rapid development. Indeed, in the middle of the twentieth century, the economy of this country is agriculture-oriented and nothing hints any economic boom to come such as the one which occurs a few years later. The economic growth starts to soar as soon...

12 Jan 2009
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The revival of the small business sector in the UK

Thesis - 11 pages - Economy general

According to data from Labour Market Trends in 1999, enterprises with fewer than 50 employees provide 45% of UK non-government employment and account for 38% of turnover, the employment figure includes the self-employed who employ no one and comprise 2.3 Million out of a total of 3.7 million of...

12 Jan 2009
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Globalisation

Essay - 3 pages - Economy general

« Globalisation » is a word that comes up much more often than others in debate topics. For some, nothing better than globalization (and the liberalizing process that comes with it) could happen to us. On the other side, globalisation's detractors hold it responsible for a great...