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  Currency Rates are the Fulcrum Among Competing Global Economies

As recovery strategies in many developed countries of the world stalled in 2010, the issues of trade imbalances and currency exchange rates have drawn attention in press headlines across the globe. Developing countries have prospered dramatically from their export trade …

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  Free Trade Around the World: Recent Developments

United States In July 2010, President Barack Obama reported that the U.S. was ‘on track’ to double its exports within the next five years,1 a goal he had set in his State of the Union Address on January 17, 2010.2 …

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  Financial Crisis Commission Inquiry: Looking Backward and Moving Forward

  The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is a bipartisan commission that has been called upon to examine the causes of the financial crisis that has gripped the United States as well as the international community over the past year and …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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  A Flurry of Multilateralism: The G.A., G-20, and Iran

  In September 2009, the leaders of the 20 largest economies in the world met in Pittsburgh to discuss how to reshape the world economy in the wake of the global recession. This economic summit is just one of an …

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  Turkey: Challenges and Potentialities for a Crossroads of Globalization

Source: wikitravel.org On September 18, 2009, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey declared that the new session of Parliament beginning on October 1st would address the issue of Kurdish civil and political liberties.1 In the same spirit of change, …

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  Brazil: The Sleeping Giant Awakens and Rebounds from Recession

Introduction  Brazil, by far the largest and most populous country in Latin America, and the eighth largest economy in the world, has perennially been regarded as a “country of the future” whose expectations far exceed the realities. Nonetheless, scholars and …

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  What Eastern Europe Thinks about Globalization

The United Nations Statistics Division classifies these countries as being part of Eastern Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. The Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are also usually considered to be part of …

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  Bling Bling: Gold and Globalization

Reaching a 28-year high, gold is hot again, at least for the time being. Whether in jewelry or watches or as currency, gold has always served as a valued commodity worldwide. Its value has increased and decreased based on supply …

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  Iceland Wants in, but Unity Diminishing in the EU

The current global economic crisis has elicited a wide range of responses from peaceful protests in Ireland and Russia to violent riots in Greece and Spain. However, arguably the most extreme consequence of the current downturn is the collapse of …

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