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Regional cooperation for trade and investment promotion in South Asia

S. S. Colombage

Regional cooperation for trade and investment promotion in South Asia

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Published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Asia,
  • South Asia.
    • Subjects:
    • Free trade -- South Asia.,
    • Investments -- South Asia.,
    • South Asia -- Economic policy.,
    • South Asia -- Commerce policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 29).

      StatementS.S. Colombage.
      SeriesFES publication ;, 25
      ContributionsFriedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Sri Lanka)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC430.6 .C65 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 31 p. ;
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL320449M
      ISBN 109556070176
      LC Control Number97901032
      OCLC/WorldCa36884093

      region of South Asia are unified by a common cultural and excellent literature in 1 Fasahat H. Syed, ‘The Concept of Regional Cooperation among Indian Ocean Countries' in Fasahat H. Syed (ed.), Regional Cooperation Among Indian Ocean Countries (Islamabad: Asia Printers, ), pp 2 Ibid. Cluster of the IDSA. He is an expert on South Asian Studies, Regional Security of South Asia, Military Research and Development, Internal Security, Maoist Movements in South Asia. Dr Ramana was student of South Asian security studies. His MPhil dissertation “Role of the Navy in India’s Security”File Size: KB.   Chapter 1: Regional Cooperation, Infrastructure and Trade Costs in Asia Chapter 2: ASEAN Open Skies and the Implications for Airport Development Strategy in Malaysia Chapter 3: Transforming Trade Competition into Coordination with the People’s Republic of ChinaCited by:   The combined economy of SAARC is the 3rd largest in the world in the terms of GDP(PPP). India offers a great source of potential investment in terms of trade and commerce as it is the sole SAARC member to be sharing borders with all 6 members via land or sea. If Indo-Pak relations improve, many SAARC nations could benefit from it by improved.


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