Firms

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The Firms (meaning specialist economic bodies) will be producing specific product or providing specific services in the economy. There survival will be determined be primarily by the market for their products and services.


The Money Accounts

See the Money Accounts for an explanation.

Money Current Account

The money current account must show the amount of money held in each currency and the transactions that terms that have and will change those amounts over time.

CIA Factbook: Exports
CIA Factbook: Imports
CIA Factbook: Current Account Balances


Country Comparison to the World

Wikipedia: Balance of Payments


Map of Balance of Trade


Money Credit/Debt Account

The money credit/debt account must show the amount of money lent and borrowed in each currency and the transactions that terms that have and will change those amounts over time, (Risk and Yield should be known.)

Material Current Account

The material current account must show the monetary value of things held of each type and the transactions that terms that have and will change those amounts over time.

Exports https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2049.html#ee

Imports https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2058.html#ee

Country Comparison to the World

Material Credit/Debt Account

The material credit/debt account must show the monetary value of things lent and borrowed of each type and the transactions that terms that have and will change those amounts over time. (Risk and Yield should be known.)

Gross Domestic Product 

value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year.

Gross domestic product

Gross domestic product
2009 GDP Real Growth



Stock of Direct Foreign Investment at Home

This entry gives the cumulative US dollar value of all investments in the home country made directly by residents - primarily companies - of other countries as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.
CIA Factbook: Direct Foreign Investment At Home


Stock of Direct Foreign Investment Abroad

This entry gives the cumulative US dollar value of all investments in foreign countries made directly by residents - primarily companies - of the home country, as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.
CIA Factbook: Direct Foreign Investment Abroad 


Immelt Comments at Detroit Econ Club
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has argued that U.S. trade deficits and budget deficits are unsustainable. America must regain its competitiveness through innovative products, training of production workers, and business leadership. He advocates specific national goals related to energy security or independence, specific technologies, expansion of the manufacturing job base, and net exporter status. "The world has been reset. Now we must lead an aggressive American renewal to win in the future." Of critical importance, he said, is the need to focus on technology and manufacturing. “Many bought into the idea that America could go from a technology-based, export-oriented powerhouse to a services-led, consumption-based economy — and somehow still expect to prosper,” Jeff said. “That idea was flat wrong.”

External Debt

This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in internationally accepted currencies, goods, or services. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.

CIA Factbook: External Debt

Map of countries by external debt based on 2005

Map of Debt levels and flows

Wikipedia: Debt

Map of The world’s most indebted countries

Map of External Debt






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