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What Is the Capital Account?
The capital account is an important part of the country's balance of payments. Find out the specific components of the capital account.
What Is the Financial Account?
The financial account measures changes in foreign ownership of a country's assets and domestic ownership of foreign assets. It can offset a trade deficit. However, that's like selling off your land to pay for groceries. Find out how the financial account is measured, and its role in the balance of payments.
Current Account Deficit
The trade deficit is a large component of the current account deficit. Find out what else is included in the current account deficit, how it is created and what are the consequences.
How exports impact the U.S. economy.
U.S. Imports and Exports Components
Import components will tell you what the U.S. needs from other countries. Export components will tell you what the U.S. is good at producing. Sometimes the U.S. imports very similar things that it exports. Nevertheless, it always imports more.
The U.S. Trade Deficit
Why does the U.S. have a trade deficit, and how much is it? Who are America's major trading partners? How the deficit affects the economy and you.
U.S. Trade Deficit with China
US trade policy allows an ongoing deficit with China. It's the largest in the world, and has a detrimental effect on economic growth and job creation. However, it's also responsible for lower prices, and the taming of inflation. Find out how the U.S. trade deficit with China was caused, and what steps are being taken to correct the deficit.
Panama Canal Expansion Impact on U.S. Economy
Evaluates the impact of the Panama Canal expansion on the U.S. economy.
Currency wars are when countries battle to lower their currencies.
How to Increase US Competitiveness and Create US Jobs
Share your opinion on how the U.S can increase its competitiveness and create more jobs?
How Jobs Outsourcing Affects the U.S. Economy
U.S. companies often have to open factories in emerging markets to gain access to their consumers. This is just one reason for jobs outsourcing, but an important one - and often overlooked.
A trade deficit can wreak havoc on a country's trade policy. Find out the exact definition of a trade deficit, how it is caused, and what are the consequences.
How Does Human Resource Outsourcing Affect the U.S. Economy?
Human resource outsourcing has changed with the recession and with globalization. What are the trends in human resource outsourcing, and how does it affect the U.S. economy.
Call Center Outsourcing
How call center outsourcing has been changed by the recession, and how call center outsourcing affects the U.S. economy.
How Information Technology Outsourcing Impacts the Economy
Information Technology (IT) often must occur if a company wants access to the emerging market country.
U.S. Trade Deficit by Country
The US Trade Deficit 2005 - A Description of the 2005 US Trade Deficit and Its Impact on the US Economy
The U.S. Current Account Deficit -- Threat or Way of Life?
A primer on the U.S. current account deficit.
Trade protectionism seems to work at first, which is what makes it so politically attractive. The long-term disadvantages aren't experienced until later. Find out how trade protectionism works, some examples of it, and its advantages and disadvantages.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
What exactly is foreign direct investment, or FDI? Find out the IMF's official definition, and where you can get the statistics on FDI.
What Is the Current Account?
The current account includes a country's trade balance, but it is so much more. Understand the components of the current account.
Balance of Payments
The balance of payments is crucial is guiding a country's trade policy. If the balance of payments is positive, the country can negotiate from a stronger position. Find out how the balance of payments is measured, and what accounts are included.
Balance of Trade
The balance of trade can heavily influence a country's trade policies. If the trade balance is unfavorable, then policy-makers may lean toward protectionism to boost domestic industries and create jobs. If it is favorable, then they might try to lower the value of the country's currency, and boost exports even more.