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Africa’s regional integration has been a key economic and political aspiration since the independence decade of the 1960s – some 50 years ago. It is also an important pillar for the work of the African Development Bank, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as Africa’s premier development finance institution during 2014.

The research project analyses the impact of Indian investors in selected in select African countries (namely, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Etopia) making use of the nine principles of the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs) as well as other applicable rules and regulations.

The Least Developed Countries Report 2014 examines the linkages between structural transformation, economic growth and human development. It argues that LDCs cannot, and should not, focus only on aggregate growth; they also need to pay attention to the type of growth pattern and its main drivers.

Cabinet relaxes rules for foreign investors
Reduces minimum built-up area Eases exit regulations
The minimum floor area reduced to 20,000 sq m from the earlier 50,000 sq m

This second edition of The role of mining in national economies provides an update on the contribution of mining activities in each of the world's 214 national economies.

This latest Evidence on Demand report provides topical background information on how the rapid increase in land acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia could impact water supplies.

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade and Investment Division of the UNESCAP.

Statistics and Monitoring Division of the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals has endeavored to bring out its publication “Chemicals & Petrochemicals Statistics at a Glance” from 2007. This has been made possible with inputs by various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and concerned manufacturing units in Chemical and Petrochemical sectors. The chemical industry is an integral constituent of the growing Indian Industry.

This annual flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says that Governments in the Asia-Pacific developing nations will need to undertake spending to address environmental factors which would otherwise hamper growth prospects and outlines ways to mobilize resources for sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific developing nations.

Investors looking to a bull run following finance minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden Budget were a confused lot, with the Budget scoring as many hits as misses.

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