Strong U.S. dollar presents problems for much of the world

Sep 28, 2022
Good for U.S. tourists and importers. Bad for exporters and fragile world economies.
A teller in Lebanon holds U.S. currency. The strong dollar is affecting imports, exports and foreign countries' debts.
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As Russia defaults on its foreign debt, sanctions blitz batters economy

Jun 27, 2022
Russia is feeling the impact of Western economic curbs, leading to product shortages and manufacturing slowdowns.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, takes a meeting. Experts don't see Russia's default as a serious blow to its economy, but sanctions are also causing product shortages and manufacturing slowdowns.
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How the war in Ukraine is affecting debt troubles for developing countries

Apr 25, 2022
Developing nations see worsening debt challenges due to the war in Ukraine.
Above, a fruit vendor waits for customers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Higher import prices for foods are putting pressure on the currencies of developing countries, including Sri Lanka.
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