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4C Views: 9925
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There can be numerous reasons for considering changes in international strategy. But ultimately your people have to do it. And individual customers will judge you by your actions. As a manager you think you are in control. But a company has its own instincts. If you make the wrong decisions your staff may do unexpected things. Or you will not meet the customer's expectations. 4C helps you to become more profitable in a globalising world.

Association of SouthEast Asian Nations - ASEAN Views: 9915
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The Association represents the collective will of the nations of to bind themselves together in friendship and cooperation and, through joint efforts and sacrifices, secure for their peoples and for posterity the blessings of peace, freedom, and prosperity. (The ASEAN Declaration, Bangkok, 8 August 1967)

Bank for International Settlements Views: 9907
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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. The BIS fulfils this mandate by acting as: 1) a forum to promote discussion and facilitate decision-making processes among central banks and within the international financial community 2) a centre for economic and monetary research 3) a prime counterparty for central banks in their financial transactions 4) agent or trustee in connection with international financial operations. The head office is in Basel, Switzerland and there are two representative offices: in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and in Mexico City. Established on 17 May 1930, the BIS is the world's oldest international financial organisation.

Beijer Institute Views: 9934
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The objective of the Beijer Institute is to foster interdisciplinary work involving ecologists and economists, or more generally involving natural scientists and social scientists. By being a research institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Institute has unique advantages of accomplishing this objective. The Academy consists of a blend of natural and social scientists and is by its own activities reducing artificial barriers between disciplines.

Business Europe Views: 9923
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Business Europe is the trusted source of news and analysis for small and medium sized businesses.

Centre for Economic Policy Research - CEPR Views: 9907
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CEPR was founded in 1983, with the belief that policy decisions should be informed by sound economic analysis, based on fundamental theory. CEPR’s network of nearly 600 affiliated researchers, comprising the top economists in Europe and beyond, collaborate through the Centre to conduct research on issues affecting the European economy. CEPR secures and administers funding grants for researcher projects, and disseminates their results. The Centre’s wide-ranging research includes open economy macroeconomics, international trade, financial economics, labour economics, industrial organization, public policy, and economic institutions.

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis Views: 9922
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CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis was founded in 1945. Its first director was Jan Tinbergen who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1969. Although CPB's Dutch name (literally translated: Central Planning Office) may suggest it, the bureau does not plan the Dutch economy. This would of course be inappropriate in a market economy such as that of the Netherlands.

Deutsche Bank Research Views: 9929
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DB Research is one of the world's leading think tanks for economic, societal and financial market trends.

e centreUK Views: 9905
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e centreUK is the trading name of the Association for Standards and Practices in Electronic Trade - EAN UK Ltd and promotes, implements and supports the effective use of EAN.UCC standards in UK supply chains. We also participate in the global development and management of EAN.UCC standards, representing our members’ needs and ensuring these standards are accessible and affordable to the widest range of UK companies, from the very largest to the very smallest.

EU - Internal Market Directorate-General Views: 9941
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The Internal Market Directorate-General coordinates the Commission's policy on the European Single Market, which aims to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the Union. In its first ten years of existence (since 1 January 1993) the Single Market has created 2.5 million jobs and 877 billion euros of extra prosperity.

European Capital Markets Institute Views: 9927
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The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and the International Securities Market Association (ISMA) established in October 1993 the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) as an independent non-profit organization.

European Commission - DG Trade Views: 9957
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DG Trade conducts the European Union’s common trade policy under the authority of EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and Commissioner Danuta Hübner

European Services Forum - ESF Views: 9967
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The European Services Forum (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of European services and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS 2000 negotiations.

European Telecommunications Standards Institute - ETSI Views: 9933
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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and for the future.

FLO Views: 9915
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F L O is the worldwide Fairtrade Standard setting and Certification organisation. It permits more than 800,000 producers, workers and their dependants in more than 45 countries to benefit from labelled Fairtrade.

German Institute for Economic Research Views: 9898
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The German Institute for Economic Research is one of the leading research institutes in Germany. It is an independent, non-profit academic institution which is involved in basic research and policy advice. DIW Berlin was originally founded in 1925 as Institute for Business Cycle Research and was later renamed in German Institute for Economic Research.

HES Amsterdam School of Business Views: 9952
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Honouring a tradition in business studies that goes back to 1867, HES Amsterdam School of Business (hereafter referred to as HES Amsterdam) is one of the largest single-faculty institutes of professional business education in the Netherlands. It offers a wide range of business-related programmes preparing students for Bachelor and Master Degrees. Support courses are included in the degree programmes such as foreign languages, law and psychology. Currently, the school has a staff of 300 and some 5,500 registered students.

Innovation and Technology Transfer Views: 9925
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Newsletter on innovation from the European Commission's Enterprise DG

Institute of Economic Studies Views: 9914
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The main ambition of the Institute is to create a research environment characterised by high competence in economic analysis of international issues with special emphasis on policy analysis for small, open economies. In particular, the focus is on long term effects of government instruments such as the tax system and government finances in general, industrial and labour market policies, and policies for resource exploitation. The IoES's research will also focus on pensions and social security as well as financial, energy, and transport economics. Furthermore, the IoES will analyse the effects of day to day economic policies when warranted.

International Chamber of Commerce - ICC Views: 9925
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ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Because national economies are now so closely interwoven, government decisions have far stronger international reper-cussions than in the past. ICC – the world's only truly global business organization responds by being more assertive in expressing business views. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime. ICC has direct access to national governments all over the world through its national committees. The organization's Paris-based international secretariat feeds business views into intergovernmental organizations on issues that directly affect business operations.

International Fair Trade Association Views: 9928
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IFAT is the International Fair Trade Association, the global network of Fair Trade Organizations (FTOs). Established in 1989, IFAT is composed of over 200 members in 55 countries and is growing steadily. Truly international, IFAT's members come from countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, North America, Australasia and the Pacific Rim. IFAT's members are producer co-operatives and associations, export marketing companies, importers, retailers, national and regional Fair Trade networks and financial institutions, dedicated to the Fair Trade movement. In short, the IFAT network represents the whole Fair Trade chain from product to sale. IFAT's mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.

International Monetary Fund Views: 9901
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The IMF is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

International Trace Centre Views: 9929
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The International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) is the focal point in the United Nations system for technical cooperation with developing countries in trade promotion. ITC was created by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1964 and since 1968 has been operated jointly by GATT (now by the World Trade Organization, or WTO) and the UN, the latter acting through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As an executing agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ITC is directly responsible for implementing UNDP-financed projects in developing countries and economies in transition related to trade promotion.

Market Access Database Views: 9949
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The Market Access Database is the most important operational tool of the European Union's Market Access Strategy, supporting a continuous three-way exchange of information between: the EU institutions, Member States and European business. The Market Access Strategy is a key pillar of the EU's Trade Policy which aims to reduce the obstacles faced by European exporters of goods and services.

NASSCOM Views: 9983
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NASSCOM is India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India.

OECD Views: 9907
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The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.

Sitrends.org Views: 9943
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The goal of Sitrends.org is to provide a clearinghouse for information about the world's service sectors. With virtually every country in the world having a service sector at, or over, 50% of employment and 50% of gross domestic product, this site fills, for the first time, a need to look at current events in those service sectors, whether that be the latest books and articles or the latest statistics. We hope that by making data, reading lists, ideas and information more readily available to the public we may motivate more research and discussion of service sector issues.

South Centre Views: 9906
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The Challenge to the South -- the Report of the South Commission -- emphasized that the South is not well organized at the global level and has thus not been effective in mobilizing its considerable combined expertise and experience or its bargaining power. The South Centre has grown out of the work and experience of the South Commission and its follow-up office, and from recognition of the need for enhanced South-South co-operation. It is intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by developing countries for collective and individual action in the international arena.

Trade Justice Movement Views: 9941
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The Trade Justice Movement is a fast growing group of organisations including aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fairtrade organisations, faith and consumer groups. The movement is supported by more than 50 member organisations that have over 9 million members, and new organisations are joining every month. Together, we are campaigning for trade justice - not free trade - with the rules weighted to benefit poor people and the environment.

UNCTAD Views: 9919
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Established in 1964, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims at the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD is the focal point within the United Nations for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development.

World Bank Group Views: 9899
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The World Bank Group’s mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty.

World Trade Organization Views: 9909
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.



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