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Thunder Lake Management Inc.
30 December 2011
As 2011 draws to a well deserved end, the world sits upon a rapidly eroding international architecture, principally focused on the rot within the financial and banking systems. This will doubtless be a major theme for international gatherings throughout the year.
It is very clear that the EU at large is in grave danger of stumbling on a credibility lacking euro. Add to the mix the lack of action in 2012 on the US debt and deficit situation, the growing slowdown in the Chinese economy, a desperate economic crisis in the UK, and general ennui over the fate of the international institutional regime. Should be quite a year, fraught with both danger and opportunity.
Just a reminder about how you can help support our efforts to provide ongoing analysis throughout 2012:
As you know, when you buy from Amazon affiliated suppliers, a modest commission is credited to the host company. We have some links on specific pages, but you can also visit International Trade Book Store. Users in North America, Germany, and the UK can access Amazon from the book store page, where we have identified some of the more intriguing books published recently.
there are three books are now available for ordering:
1.Beautiful Greece. An Island Odyssey (ISBN 978-0-9784456-0-7) is our large format, hardcover gift book suitable for corporate giving. It is 10x8 inches (25x20 cm), and includes over 130 full colour pictures on 118 pages
You can see the first 15 pages by going to the Beautiful Greece Book Page .
2. Santorini (ISBN 978-0-9784456-2-1) is a softcover book, square 7x7 inches (18x18 cm), with over 75 full colour images on 66 pages.
To see the first 15 pages, just go to the Santorini Book Page.
3. Chania. Around The Prefecture (ISBN 978-0-9784456-1-4), is a softcover book, square 7x7 inches (18x18 cm), that has over 60 full colour high quality images on 60 pages. To see the first 15 pages of this book, go to the Chania Book Page.
Please direct inquiries about these products to books at thunderlake dot com.
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All Trade Policy Monitor articles and analysis for 1999 through 2004 are available online. The 2004 articles can be found by clicking here for the complete table of contents for trade policy articles and analysis released during year. Trade policy analysis selections for 2003 are reached by clicking here.
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Schematics that illustrate some of the key dispute settlement processes in the trade policy field: the WTO panel process, and the US process for countervailing duty investigations and antidumping investigations can be found on and downloaded from the Briefing Section.
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FUNCTIONAL TRADE POLICY ISSUES
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Access the preliminary report of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, a body struck by the UN Commission on Human Rights, from here. It is entitled THE REALIZATION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS:
Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights.
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