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The changing nature of Asian-Latin American economic relations

December 2012 | ECLAC books
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  • NU. CEPAL. División de Comercio Internacional e Integración
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9789211218299 (printed)
196 p. : grafs., tabls.
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The swift expansion of developing Asia is probably the most significant structural change in the world economy of the twenty-first century. Latin America, and in particular South America, have strongly benefited from developing Asia’s surge. China has become one of the region’s main trade partners. Despite their benefits, strengthened trans-Pacific economic relations have also become a cause for concern in Latin America, due to major imbalances of different kinds.

The purpose of this book is twofold. On the one hand, it aims to document the growing investment and trade relations between Latin America and Asia, as well as some of their imbalances. On the other hand, it provides several examples on how to upgrade trans-Pacific economic relations.

Table of contents

Chapter I Asian agribusiness investment in Latin America, with case studies from Brazil. -- Chapter II The changing nature of Asian investment in Latin American manufacturing: a value chain analysis. -- Chapter III Global services models for promoting economic integration between Asia and Latin America. -- Chapter IV Business models for trans-Latins: Latin American investments in Asia.