|December 1999 Focus
The World Bank predicts economic recovery for the region.
|December 1999 Clash
in Seattle Over World Trade Talks
Protesters disrupt the WTO's trade talks in Seattle. The
between free trade and protectionism continues.
|November 1999 China
to Join the WTO
On the eve of the new millennium the U.S. and China have reached an accord to pave the way for China to join the WTO.
|October 1999 The
Japanese Yen Surges Ahead
The Japanese yen has increased dramatically over the past
Watch for a bashing of the yen by the world's central banks in the
|September 1999 Focus
on The Netherlands
The Netherlands is one of the most open and export oriented countries in the world.
|July 1999 Gold
Gold has been demonetized, and the central banks around the
dumping gold in the precious metals market.
|June 1999 The G8 Summit
The leaders of the world's largest industrialized countries
for the 25th annual economic summit dealing with global issues.
|May 1999 Exchange
Rates '99: The Euro Falls Behind
Europe's new euro currency has fallen by 10 % since its inauguration in January. Will it go down further in 1999?
|May 1999 The
Economy & The US Balance of Payments
The Strong US economy with its high imports lifts the world economies. For how much longer will the US economy be the engine of global growth?
|April 1999 The US Economy:
Rate in '98!
The US economy was almost perfect in 1998. However, history teaches that perfection is the exception -- not the rule.
|April 1999 Europe Introduces the
Some consider Europe's monetary union to be the most significant development in international finance since the end of the gold exchange system in the 1970's.
|April 1999 The Banana
The United States and Europe skirmish over bananas, but a trade war between the two trade superpowers is unlikely.
|April 1999 Brazil's
Devaluation: The Shrinking Real
The Brazilian currency devaluation should spur exports, bring back foreign investors, and help the economy recover from recession.
|April 1999 The US vs
Baseball Slides Around Embargo
Baseball eases political tensions between the US and Cuba and applies basic principles of economic efficiency.
|April 1999 The
Economy: Crawling Back to Zero Growth
The Japanese economy is in its worst recession since the 1970s, and its recovery is expected to be slow.
|April 1999 The Asian
Many Asian economies have dramatically reversed direction from rapid growth to severe recession. For how long will the cyclical downturn last?
|April 1999 The
The global economy began to slow down in 1998 due largely to the problems of emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, and Russia.
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