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Author Harcourt, Tim, author.

Title Trading places : the airport economist's guide to international business / Tim Harcourt.

Published Sydney, NSW : NewSouth, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  382.1 HARC    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 404 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. Asia. North-East Asia. China: Sino the times -- South Korea: Seoul mates -- Japan: Cool for cats -- Taiwan: Asian tiger, hidden treasure -- South-East Asia. Vietnam: Good exporting, Vietnam! -- Thailand: The Cat Empire turns Siamese -- Singapore: Slings plenty of business Australia's way -- Malaysia: Try a MAFTA with your laksa -- Brunei: The Sultan of Wing -- Indonesia: The year of living dangerously -- Philippines: Are your wages set in Manila? -- South And Central Asia. India: Where the bolly hell are you? -- Mongolia: Steppe-ing out -- Kazakhstan: Borat-nomics -- II. Europe, The Middle East And Africa. Greece: My big fat Greek debt -- Ireland: Is the Celtic Tiger losing its stripes? -- Spain: Macho or metrosexual? -- Denmark: There's something about Mary -- UAE: Up there, Sheikh Cazaly! -- Israel: Next year in Jerusalem? -- South Africa: Trade, aid and Africa's new frontier -- III. North America. Canada: May the moose be with you -- Mexico: The Mexico Moment -- USA: Obamanomics -- Caribbean: Calypso commerce in the Caribbean -- IV. South America. Chile: Red Hot Chile Peppers -- Brazil: From Rio to Freo - are we going nuts for Brazil? -- Peru: The Inca strikes back -- Colombia: The Department of Youth -- Argentina: The invisible hand of God -- Uruguay: The plucky country -- V. The Pacific. New Zealand: Kiwis can fly -- Papua New Guinea: Exporting along the Kokoda Trail -- VI. Back on the Home Front. What's been learnt? -- Trade 2020.
Summary Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Did Genghis Khan really invent free trade? And why can't you see the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds in Argentina? This book takes you around the globe, talking to businesses, governments, union officials, NGOs and others in the community to understand what makes each economy tick. The author reveals where the opportunities are, identifies the risks, and provides insider tips on doing business in each destination. This book is essential reading for business travellers, students of economics or business, and anyone who wants to understand the complexities of our modern globalised world. As in The Airport Economist and its predecessors, Tim Harcourt makes international economics come to life in Trading Places. He combines the colour and movement of real business stories at the micro level, with the a big picture of the macro story. Economists forget it is hard work for exporters out there in the big bad world, but Harcourt tells the story of Australia's international integration in a lively readable style.
Subject International trade.
International economic relations.
International trade -- Popular works.
International economic relations -- Popular works.
Globalization -- Popular works.
Variant Title Airport economist's guide to international business.
ISBN 9781742234106 (paperback)