November 30, 1990 |
International sanctions against Iraq have an unusually high likelihood of succeeding, but it might take 18 months or two years before they could persuade Saddam Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait, a Washington economic think tank said Thursday. The Institute for International Economics estimated that the global oil embargo eventually will reduce Iraq's economy by nearly half--an amount 20 times the average impact of past "successful" embargoes in this century.
October 22, 2001
* Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, in a taped statement, addresses the American Bankers Assn.'s Virtual Annual Conference, conducted over the Internet. * Wednesday, Greenspan is scheduled to deliver an address on "Globalization" at the Institute for International Economics, in Washington. * Friday, Greenspan, speaking by satellite, addresses the National Council on Economic Education in Chicago.
December 19, 1994 |
Trade Barriers Cost Consumers, Study Says: According to a study by the Institute for International Economics, the trade barriers that keep foreign goods out of Japan cost consumers as much as $110 billion in 1989 (or as much as $150 billion at current exchange rates) but enrich Japanese companies, making it politically difficult to dismantle them.
April 28, 2006 |
The United States and Canada announced an agreement Thursday to settle a drawn-out and heated trade battle over softwood lumber, a major home-building component. The U.S. timber industry said it could support the accord, but Americans should not expect a price break from the deal when they pay for their new house. The agreement was announced late Thursday at a joint U.S.-Canada news conference at the Canadian Embassy. Canada's share of the U.S.
September 30, 2002
* Today, Institute for International Economics hosts conference in Washington on outlook for global growth. Speakers include Paul Volcker and George Soros. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill speaks to Council for Global Development on foreign aid. * Tuesday, new government fiscal year begins. Senate Commerce Committee holds hearing on delays in broadband deployment. House Commerce subcommittee holds hearing on accounting fraud in telecommunications industry.
December 7, 1992 |
Steel Talks to Resume: The government plans to commence a new round of multilateral steel-trade talks this week at a time of strained relations between U.S. producers and their foreign competitors. The negotiations, set to resume Wednesday in Geneva, are expected to involve many of the same countries that are targets of sweeping unfair trade complaints filed by U.S. steel makers in June.