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  • USChina Relations
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    U.S.-China Relations

    Panelists talked about economic and trade ties between the United States and China. Topics included North Korea’s nuclear program and the upcoming meeting between President Trump and…

  • World Bank Economist Birgit Hansl Discusses the Russian Economy
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    Russian Economic Recovery

    Birgit Hansl talked about the World Bank’s economic report on Russia. She said the state of Russia’s economy was dire, and that sanctions against Russia along with falling energy prices…

  • Global Economy
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    Global Economy

    Economists and scholars spoke about the world economy and a report saying the European debt crisis was not only pushing the continent into recession but also dragging down the global…

  • International Monetary Fund Press Conference
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    International Monetary Fund Press Conference

    The new managing director and chair of the International Monetary Fund gave her first official news conference since taking the job. She most recently served as the finance minister of…

  • Dominique StraussKahn Remarks
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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn Remarks

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn spoke to reporters at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting. One of the main issues being discussed was the value of national currencies,…

  • International Monetary Fund 2010 Spring Meeting
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    International Monetary Fund 2010 Spring Meeting

    Officials with the International Monetary Fund spoke to reporters and answered questions about the global economy. They said the global economy was improving and the worst of the recession…

  • Tax and Regulatory Burdens
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    Tax and Regulatory Burdens

    Moderated by Secretary Snow, the panelists described the burdens and costs that taxes and regulations put on the economy, including their impact on U.S. businesses and families, and the…

  • Economic Policy
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    Economic Policy

    After a meeting with President Bush, the secretaries and economists spoke to the media about the president’s economic agenda. They said that the economy was recovering, citing high business…

  • Impact of Taxes on the Internet
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    Impact of Taxes on the Internet

    In the final meeting of the commission, participants voted on recommendations they would make to Congress on whether and how to regulate and tax electronic commerce. Among the issues they…

  • World Economic Update
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    World Economic Update

    Economic experts discussed the global economic crisis noting that progress had been made in solving the problems in Asia and South America. They warned that weaknesses still remained and…

  • Asian Monetary Instability
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    Asian Monetary Instability

    Committee members heard testimony from Chairman Greenspan regarding the vulnerability of Asian markets. Deputy Secretary Summers and other economists also testified about the impact of…

  • US Monetary Policy Part 2
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    U.S. Monetary Policy Part 2

    Committee members heard from several economists representing various economic interests concerning future monetary policy. They stressed that the U.S. economy is peforming very well and that…

  • US Role in the World Economy
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    U.S. Role in the World Economy

    Mr. Herman moderated this discussion between Mr. Hormats and Mr. Lipsky on recent economic trends in the U.S. and abroad. They focused particularly on prospects for growth for investors.…

  • Presidential Economic Proposals
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    Presidential Economic Proposals

    Economists and congressional committee staffers spoke in a forum to advocate or condemn the Clinton administration’s economic stimulus plan, which is intended to spur the growth of the U.S.…