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  1. Is a deficit in the balance of payments a bad thing?

  2. How are net exports influenced by the crowding out effect?

  3. What's the difference between the current account and the balance of payments?

  4. Why do some analysts argue that trade deficits aren't bad for the economy?

  5. How Do I fill out a Master Bill of Lading?

  6. What country holds the largest negative current account in the world?

  7. What is an endorsement in blank on a bill of lading?

  8. When is outsourcing a bad alternative to vertical integration?

  9. What legal privileges do residents of special administrative regions (SAR) have that ...

  10. Is there a difference between the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and ...

  11. What's the difference between outsourcing and subcontracting?

  12. When is outsourcing preferable to vertical integration?

  13. Are Chinese special administrative regions (SAR) special status permanent?

  14. Does China have the equivalent of other special administrative regions (SAR) outside ...

  15. Is there a benefit to outsourcing internationally over outsourcing within the country?

  16. I need a telex release for a Bill of Lading. What must I do to obtain it?

  17. How does a nation's balance of payments affect its capital stock?

  18. What factors cause shifts in aggregate demand?

  19. What's the difference between a bill of lading and an ocean bill of lading?

  20. What is the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  21. I have lost my original Bills of Lading. Can I obtain a new set?

  22. How does the balance of payments impact currency exchange rates?

  23. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  24. What happens when a country focuses exclusively on its competitive advantage?

  25. How is comparative advantage used as a justification for free trade policies?

  26. What is the functional difference between GDP and GNP?

  27. How does globalization impact comparative advantage?

  28. When do economists use GNP?

  29. What effect has globalization had on international investments?

  30. Is globalization purely an economic phenomenon?

  31. Are there international maritime laws that govern delivery duty paid?

  32. Is there a way to insure delivery duty paid?

  33. Is there a way to profit from arbitrage trades on delivery duty paid?

  34. Are the laws on delivery duty paid different in every country?

  35. Is GNP a valuable metric in a globalized economy?

  36. What does GNP say about the balance of trade?

  37. What country spends the most on military and defense?

  38. Why are most multinational corporations either from the US, Europe or Japan

  39. What country has the wealthiest overall population?

  40. When did globalization start?

  41. Are there any downsides to globalization?

  42. What country produces the most gold?

  43. What's the difference between a letter of credit and a bank guarantee?

  44. How does marginal cost of production relate to economies of scale?

  45. How do economies of scale work with globalization?

  46. When is it necessary to get a letter of credit?

  47. Can entities other than banks issue letters of credit?

  48. Do CIF charges affect the customs duties?

  49. What is the difference between CIF and an incoterm?

  50. When do you buy CIF and when do you buy FOB?

  51. What is a bank's legal liability when issuing a letter of credit?

  52. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

  53. Where can I find the terms governing my CIF in different ports of call?

  54. At what level is the current account deficit considered excessive, in terms of percent?

  55. What country is the world's largest exporter of goods?

  56. Why do developed countries run current account deficits?

  57. What is the difference between a nation's current account deficit and its currency ...

  58. What is the difference between a current account deficit and a trade deficit?

  59. Is a current account deficit good or bad for the economy?

  60. What is the difference between loan syndication and a consortium?

  61. What are some examples of times when I would need a letter of credit?

  62. What are the different types of letters of credit?

  63. Where is cost of living lowest in the world?

  64. What is a trade deficit and what effect will it have on the stock market?

  65. Out of which international body did the World Trade Organization emerge?

  66. What is a "force majeure"?

  67. What is the salad oil scandal?

  68. What economic indicators are especially important to oil traders?

  69. What is comparative advantage?

  70. Who is Mr. Copper?

  71. What risks do organizations face when engaging in international finance activities?

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