developed countries

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developed countries, the countries with an economic base built largely on manufacturing and technology rather than agriculture. Although the need for medical and dental care may not differ from undeveloped to developed countries, the effective demand does vary. They have the available health professionals, the economic base to support the purchase of health care, and an informed public.
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On the one hand, it should address domestic subsidies and market access issues in order that they do not undermine development, on the other, it should deal seriously with questions related to supply-side capacity and related investment needs for the least developed countries to benefit from market opportunities resulting from a fair trade.
These borrowers are still primarily located in major developed countries where such borrowings constitute $176 billion, or 63 percent of the total.
ISTANBUL, Mar 16, 2011 (TUR) -- The head of Turkey office of the World Bank said on Tuesday that those living in developed countries were taking lesson from developing countries.
However, the science and technology to support these approaches generally is available only in developed countries.
These trends are mirrored in all developed countries.
Analysis indicates that each year the number of newborn babies in developing countries was nine times higher than in developed countries, so the potential market capacity will be 10 times its previous, allowing diaper manufacturers to reduce profit margins in order to fight for greater market share.
Turkey, as a developing country, would host the 4th Least Developed Countries Summit that would shape the basis of a new and strengthened partnership.
President Gul said that investments would make a significant contribution to sustainable development and efforts to create employment in the least developed countries.
Economic recovery stalled in the developing as well as in the developed countries.
EU imports from the 50 Least Developed Countries increased by just under 7 percent 2005-2006.
We support meetings such as the one taking place in New York today prior to the 4th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries that will be held in Istanbul between May 9 and 13, 2011, Eker said.
Turkey's Agriculture & Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker has recently participated in a conference organized by the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) in New York, USA, said a written statement from the Turkish agriculture ministry on Tuesday.