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TRADE AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION CENTER Issue 12

June 30, 2013

Title

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Asian Development Outlook 2013: Asia’s Energy Challenge

Publisher

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Asian Development Bank

Call Number :

45 000/03/ADB/2013

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past years and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific that make up developing Asia. It also provides economic profiles, management issues, development policy concerns, and economic projections for the said countries. It also features an assessment of economic trends and prospects for the world as related with the above mentioned economies. Also gives emphasis on policy challenge on other industry sectors like, energy security, prices, consumption, conservation programs, etc. 165p.

Title

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013

Publisher

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World Economic Forum

Call Number :

00 000/06.04.05/SCH/2012

This report shows a unique dataset on a broad array of indicators for a record number of 144 economies. Presents the rankings of the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) based on 12 pillars of competitiveness, providing a comprehensive picture of the competitiveness landscape in countries around the world at different stages of economic development. Also contains detailed profile for each of the economies as well as an extensive section of data tables with global rankings covering over 100 indicators. The report also explains why some countries are more successful than others in raising income levels and opportunities for their respective populations, and offers policymakers and business leaders an important tool in the formulation of improved economic policies and institutional reforms. 527p.

Copies are available for loan to DTI employees and for research purposes only to external clients, on a first-come, first-served basis at the DTI Library, GF Trade and Industry Building, 361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, 1200 Makati City. For inquiries/reservation, please call 751.0384 local 2130.


Title

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The New Digital Age

Author

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Schmidt, Eric/Cohen, Jared

Call Number :

13.08.02/SCH/2013

In this report, the authors combine observations about the physical world with their insights into our digital future to outlines in great detail and scope all the promises and perils awaiting us in the coming decades. This is a forward-thinking account of where our world is headed and what this means for people, states, nations, and businesses. This is a book about technology, but even more about humans, and how humans interact with, implement, adapt to and exploit technologies in their environment, now and in the future, throughout the world. Also shows the importance of a guiding human hand in the new digital age. 324p.

Title

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Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will Transform Life, Business, and the Global Economy

Author

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Manyika, James; et.al.

Publisher

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McKinsey & Company

Call Number :

00 000/00.02.01/MAN/2013

This report identifies technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years. It assesses the potential reach and scope, as well as the potential economic impact and disruption of major rapidly advancing technology areas. Also looks at exactly how these technologies could change our world, as well as their benefits and challenges, and offers guidelines to help leaders from businesses and other institutions to respond to such challenges. 163p.

__________________________________________________________________________________________ What’s New? Issue 12, June 30, 2013

What;s New 12  

A bi-monthly publication on new books acquisitions.

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