* The definitive guide to the most recent economic and political trends, developments and key events in the region * Key indicators and profiles for 53 countries * Leading-edge expertise from some of the world's top journalists and regional specialists * Key facts and essential business directory information Of interest to academic, public and corporate libraries; economic, geography and international relations specialists; professional, trade and government organizations; exporters and international investors. qAmericas Review 2003/4q is the only reference work of its kind to cover all the Americas, North and South, plus all the Caribbean states and South Atlantic. The 21st edition provides both an analytical overview of the region and specific data for each of the 53 countries. Introductory chapters cover: a regional review with this year's trends, developments and key events; analysis of the political and economic impact of debt in the region; the stability of the Latin American banking sector; the water crisis and its impact on the poor; the shift to the left in many Latin American states and how this will affect the creation of a Pan-American free-trade zone. The main body of the book provides comprehensive economic and business reports for each country and includes: * Political and economic surveys identifying the trends, developments, problems and solutions * Country profiles, which analyze the different economic sectors of each country, summarizes its political parties and system, and provides condensed background information on a range of other important topics including demographics, languages, and industry sectors * Key facts with vital statistics for the country beinganalyzed * Business guide offering practical information for visitors to the country * Key indicators setting out the country's key economic indicators over the last five years * Business directory listing the names and addresses of local organizations useful to visitors.The main providers of mobile phone services are Centennial, Cingular, MoviStar, Suncom, Verizon and Sprint PCS. Internet/e-mail Puerto Rico has acquired a presence in the lnternet Access Point of the Americas. Two systems are emerging to replace telephone lines: digital subscriber line (DSL) and lnternet through cable television. An island-wide DSL system is expected to be in operation in 2002.
|Title||:||Americas Review 2003/2004|
|Author||:||World of Information Staff|
|Publisher||:||Kogan Page Publishers - 2003-10-01|