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The inner sanctus of trade, stopping unfair practices

Saturday, 17 May 2003 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, Saturday 17 May 2003, OPINION & EDITORIAL

by Yanuar Nugroho

Business nowadays is no different than what it was before, except that it is now so widespread and is such a powerful force. And what lies at the heart of business? Trade.

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Fair trade today: When business undermines life

Wednesday, 6 November 2002 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, 6 November 2002, Opinion & Editorial

Despite apparent global growth and steadily increasing per capita income, the gap both within and between rich and poor countries seems to be widening. The United Nations reported that in 1960, the richest fifth of the world’s population received 70 percent of global income compared to 2.3 percent of the world’s poorest 20 percent. By 1989, the richest 20 percent had increased their share to 82.7 percent while the bottom fifth’s share of global income shrank from 2.3 percent to 1.4 percent (UN Development Report, 1992).

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