World Bank Report Casts Wary Eye on Asian Development

Volume
1,
Number
31
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1 September 1997
1 September 1997
The gap between rich and poor in East Asia is growing according to a World Bank report, despite unprecedented prosperity. "Everyone's Miracle? Revisiting Poverty and Inequality in East Asia," takes a fresk look at the effects of the East Asian 'economic miracle.' East Asia had been held out as an...
1 September 1997
Bangladeshi officials last week said that its Industry and Commerce Minister will travel to Brussels later this month to meet with EU officials, in an effort to settle trade disputes over Bangladeshi textile and shrimp exports. At stake is over US$800 million in exports. Regarding textiles, the EU...
1 September 1997
Japanese and Chinese trade officials met last week for three days of bilateral negotiations on China's bid for accession into the World Trade Organization. The Chinese delegation made some improved offers on tariffs and the services sector. Japan is pushing for more frequent talks with China in...
1 September 1997
U.S. natural gas producers are looking to Mexico to lower its import tariff on natural gas, as U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials prepare to meet this fall about NAFTA issues. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican import tariffs on natural gas are due to be phased out...
1 September 1997
Argentina last week sent its first shipment of fresh beef to the U.S. after a 70-year ban. Argentina had only been allowed to ship cooked beef to the U.S. since 1927. However, a sanitary agreement negotiated as part of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade moved U.S. sanitary policy on...
1 September 1997
"Everyone's Miracle? Revisiting Poverty and Inequality in East Asia," and "India, Achievements and Challenges in Reducing Poverty," (see above): Available from the World Bank Bookstore. Ph: +01/202/473/4266; Fax: +01/202/477/0604; E-mail: . "Open-Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World...