WHEN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS took ill on Oct. 19, London's Economist hastily constructed a barometer t
IN SECRET MEETINGS over the past year, bank regulators from the leading industrial nations have craf
JAPAN HAS HARVESTED much well-deserved criticism for its mercantilist attitude toward trade, its des
This city becomes something of a ghost town between congressional sessions. The lawmakers and most o
Eight years after Ronald Reagan first proposed a North American free trade area in his presidential
As every capitalist knows, competition from hungry up-and-comers often puts

pressure on large
IN THE WAKE of the well-publicized security breach created through export violations by Japan's Tosh
TAIWAN'S REGULATIONS governing foreign shipping lines have long been a sore point for U.S. ocean car
The U.S. Treasury and the Morgan Bank came galloping through the pass just before the New Year, pin
There's a mean, arbitrary, high-handed country out there. Let's call it X.

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Pope John Paul II recently completed a 17,000-mile public relations extravaganza across the United S
The European Community's drive to establish a single unified marketplace for the 12 member states to
Earlier this year, the press was full of stories about the imminent accession of China to the Gener
MacBride Principles

Needed in N. IrelandYour London correspondent Edwin Unsworth could hardl