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This working paper analyses intra-Mekong trade and investment. The author argues that new patterns of trade relationship are emerging which can be likened to hubs and spokes, in which the more advanced economies of Thailand and Vietnam can be seen as hubs and the less developed economies of Cambodia and Laos as spokes. These relationships illustrate an asymmetrical interdependence that consequently shapes the effects of trade and investment on people’s livelihoods, the environment, income distribution, labour rights, and land rights in Mekong.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Foreign investors
  • Trade
  • Trade policy and regulation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

Author (individual) Areethamsirikul, Sarinna
Publication place Helsinki
Publisher Kepa
Publication date 2012
Pagination 37 p
Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:01 (UTC)
Date modified August 9, 2015, 12:25 (UTC)