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By Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen

At the shut of the second one global conflict, whilst industrialized countries confronted critical exchange and monetary imbalances, delegates from forty-four international locations met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, so that it will reconstruct the foreign financial procedure. during this quantity, 3 generations of students and coverage makers, a few of whom participated within the 1944 convention, examine how the Bretton Woods approach contributed to exceptional fiscal balance and speedy development for 25 years and speak about the issues that plagued the approach and ended in its eventual cave in in 1971. The members discover adjustment, liquidity, and transmission below the approach; how it affected constructing nations; and the function of the overseas financial Fund in conserving a sturdy expense. The authors study the explanations for the System's luck and eventual cave in, examine it to next financial regimes, comparable to the ecu financial method, and handle the potential of a brand new mounted alternate expense for modern-day international.

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A terminology guide used by the Australian Stock Exchange explains a bear as one who `claws prices down'. The 1984 annual report of the Sydney Stock Exchange provides some colourful interpretation: `London of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century is the period responsible for the zoological terms that have become part of today's stock market jargon . . bears attack by clawing the prices down — the sellers undercutting each other with lower offers to produce a falling market — a "bear" market .

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