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Print Resources: Asia-Pacific Business

ASEAN Economic Community Chartbook. Jakarta, Indonesia: ASEAN Secretariat
LC Call Number: HC441 .A124 [2010]
LC Catalog Record: 2010438309

Consumer Asia Pacific and Australasia. London: Euromonitor International, 2010
LC Call Number: HC411 .C59
LC Catalog Record: 2010264047

Eccleston, Bernard, Michael Dawson and Deborah McNamara, eds. The Asia-Pacific Profile. London; New York : Routledge, in association with The Open University, 1998.
LC Call Number: HC412 .A724148 1998
LC Catalog Record: 98137387

Fifth in the series, Pacific Studies, this publication is designed as a resource volume covering the region, which is defined broadly to include all countries around the rim of the Pacific Ocean as well as all Pacific Islands. As such, it includes three sections. the first shows maps of the Asia-Pacific region, including both historical and current maps covering such topics as European expansion into Asia, international telecommunications, tourism, migration, trade flows, and multinational company penetration. The second section is a country by country digest which presents, for each country covered, a brief historical background and charts showing current demographic, economic, and social indicators, followed by suggestions for further reading. The third section is devoted to providing the text of key documents reflecting contemporary Asia-Pacific relations, as well as a selection of documents offering some insight into the historical background of the region.

Facts & Figures [electronic resource]: Cost of Investing and Doing Business in ASEAN. Jakarta, Indonesia: Association of Southeast Asian Nations. 2000-
LC Call Number: HG5740.8.A2 [2009-00271]
LC Catalog Record: 2009331652
Available in: Jefferson Main Reading Room (MRC)

Fatemi, Khosrow, ed. Globalization and East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges. New York: International Business Press, 2006.
LC Call Number: HC460.5 .I583 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2005029313
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Ito, Takatoshi and Andrew Rose, eds. Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: HJ1390.5 .N34 2005
LC Catalog Record: 2006038399
Publisher description
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Petri, Peter A. ed. Inclusive, Balanced, Sustained Growth in the Asia Pacific. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies: Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Taskforce on the Global Economic Crisis, 2010.
LC Call Number: HC412 .I46 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010353193
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Plunkett's Almanac of Asian Companies. Houston, TX: Plunkett Research, 2012. LC Call Number: LC Call Number: HG4234.85 .A35
LC Catalog Record: 2012207301

Shiff, Jerald Alan, Kenneth Kang and David Burton, eds. Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific. Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2008
LC Call Number: HC412 .R445 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2010455480

Slater, Jim and Roger Strange, eds. Business Relationships with East Asia: the European Experience. London and New York : Routledge, 1997.
LC Call Number: HF1531.Z4 E1834 1997
LC Catalog Record: 99173788

Part of the series, Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Business, this title brings together a collection of articles which analyze the business environment in East Asia, focusing in particular on trade and foreign direct investment within the region and between the region and Europe.

Statistical Snapshots of Asia-Pacific Countries. Singapore: National Library Board, 2007
LC Call Number: HA4551 .S73 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2008314045

Wan, Ming. The Political Economy of East Asia: Striving for Wealth and Power. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2008.
LC Call Number: HC460.5 .W3476 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2007033250
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Wu, Rong-I and Yun-Peng Chu, eds. Business, Markets and Government in the Asia Pacific: Competition Policy, Convergence and Pluralism, London and New York : Routledge, 1998.
LC Call Number: HD3616.A772 B84 1998
LC Catalog Record: 98189589

This volume brings together a selection of articles discussing the interrelationships between business, markets, and governments in the Asia Pacific region, focusing particular attention on East-Asian relationship-based networks, existing pluralistic governance structures within business and markets, and the 'gradualistic' view of institutional change in the Asia Pacific region.
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Directories: Asia-Pacific Business

Asia’s 10,000 largest companies : marketing and financial information on Asia’s top companies. Oxford : ELC International, 2006-
LC Call Number: HG4234.85 .A85
LC Catalog Record: 2006265529
Publisher description External Link
Available in: Science & Business Reading Room

The International Directory of Importers: Asia/Pacific. 14th edition, Interdata. 2002.
LC Call Number: HF3751.8 I58 2002
LC Catalog Record: 90643777
Available in: Science & Business Reading Room

A comprehensive reference book on the importing business in the Asia/Pacific region. Countries include P.R of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, south Korea and Thailand. The directory is organized alphabetically in sections by country. Each section consists of three parts" Part I provides detailed country information, covering geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communications, business organizations, commercial policies, taxation and regulatory agencies. Part II lists importing firms alphabetically. Part III lists classified commodities.

Major Companies of Asia and Australasia. Graham & Whiteside. 4 volumes. 2007-.
LC Call Number: HG4244.6.M35
LC Catalog Record: 2007249003
Publisher description External Link
Available in: Science & Business Reading Room: Foreign Industrial Directories Alcove

A multi-volume directory providing information on the 20,660 largest companies in the Asia and Australasia region. "Entries typically include company name; address; telephone and fax numbers; e-mail and Web addresses; names of senior management and board members; description of business activities; brand names and trademarks; subsidiaries and affiliates; number of employees; financial information for the last two years; principal shareholders; private/public status." Three indexes are available for easy retrieval of information: an alphabetical index to all companies in the directory, an alphabetical index to companies with each country featured and a business activity index, including SIC Code.

Universal Business Directory. Asia-Pacific. Auckland, N.Z. : Universal Business Directories. 41st ed. 1996.
LC Call Number: HF5319. U54
LC Catalog Record: 89658519

A directory of business and trade throughout the Pacific Islands.

Who owns whom. Far East. London : GAP Books in association with D&B, 2011-
LC Call Number: HG4244.9 .W46
LC Catalog Record: 2011210622

This directory is based on the data from Dun & Bradstreet WorldBase™ -- the largest source of business records. Provides information on corporate linkages of both public and private companies of various sizes. The Far East edition covers the following countries: Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Internet Resources: Asia-Pacific Business

APEC Business Resources External Link
Publisher: APEC Secretariat

Asia Economic Institute External Link
Publisher: Asia Economic Institute

Asia Regional Integration Center External Link
Publisher: Asian Development Bank

Asia Society - Business External Link
Publisher: Asia Society

Asian Economy External Link
Publisher: The Economist Newspaper Limited

Asian Economic News: Economic Growth in Asia External Link
Publisher: Bloomberg L.P.

The Asiaweek 1000 External Link
Publisher: Asiaweek
According to the Asiaweek FAQ, companies in this list are ranked by sales, including turnover, gross income or revenue. Except as otherwise noted, all data are for fiscal years running from July through June. Two years data are on the web. Data for the most recent fiscal year may be purchased on CD-ROM from Asiaweek. May be searched by company, country, industry, or performance, including largest profits, biggest losses, largest assets, most employees, biggest equity, highest market cap, highest growth in sales, highest growth in profits, biggest profit margins, highest return on assets, highest return on equity, and most profit per employee.

Financial 500 External Link
Publisher: Asiaweek

Provides ranking and data for 500 top Asian financial institutions for the previous two years. Data for the most recent fiscal year may be purchased on CD-ROM from Asiaweek. Includes financial institution name, country, assets, and percent change from the preceeding year. May be searched by name, country, or performance, including profits, losses, loans, deposits, net interest income, shareholders' equity, profit as % of assets, as % of equity, loans as % of deposits, and equity as % of assets.

Regional Economic Outlook Reports - Asia and Pacific External Link
Publisher: International Monetary Fund

Trade Information Network. External Link
Publisher: Asian Trade Promotion Forum

In addition to links to trade promotion organizations in major Asian countries, this site provides comprehensive information on each country's international trade related government agencies, financial institutions, business news, and economic statistical data.
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