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TRADE AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION CENTER Issue 19

October 15, 2013

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World Trade Report 2013: Factors Shaping the Future of World Trade

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World Trade Organization

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00 000/07.01/WTO/2013 The Report aims to deepen understanding about trends in world trade, trade policy issues and the multilateral trading system. It examines likely trends in world trade and how current and future economic, social and political factors might weigh on these trends. Also focuses on how trade is both a cause and an effect of change and looks into the factors shaping the future of the world trade. It is split into two main parts: 1) brief summary of the trade situation in 2012; and 2) focuses on the factors that will influence world trade in the years to come, like: trends in international trade; fundamental economic factors affecting international trade; trade openness and the broader socio-economic context; and prospects for multilateral trade cooperation. 340p.

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World Development Report 2014: Risk and Opportunity - Managing Risk for Development The World Bank 00 000/03/WB/2013 The Report serves as a valuable guide both for mainstreaming risk management into the development agenda, and for helping countries and communities strengthen their own risk management systems. Also offers important insight for changing the approach to the management of risk. It demonstrates that effective risk management can be a powerful instrument for development – it can save lives, avert economic shocks, and help people build better, more secure future, with the hope that it will lead to risk management policies that allow to minimize the danger of future crises and to seize every opportunity for development. 343p.

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.


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Review of E-commerce Legislation Harmonization in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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45 000/06.06/UNCTAD/2013 Provides an up-to-date assessment of the current state of e-commerce legislation, maps prevailing gaps, identifies emerging challenges and makes specific recommendations towards furthering harmonization in different areas. This report notes, however, that the approach taken by countries has been to refer to international instruments without establishing binding e-commerce laws for the whole region. In a region as diverse as Southeast Asia, the harmonization process has focused on achieving predictability in the use of e-commerce. 59p.

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The Sharia-Conscious Consumer: Driving Demand

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

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44 000/06.04.09/EIU/2012 The Report seeks to determine the factors that have an impact on the appetite for a broad range of Sharia-compliant products and services. It assesses the growing Muslim consumer market, consumption patterns across regions and the implications for business. 34p.

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