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Financing the U.S. Trade Deficit

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment

This report provides an overview of the U.S. balance of payments, an explanation of the broader role of capital flows in the U.S. economy, an explanation of how the country finances a trade deficit and the implications for the country of large inflows of capital from abroad. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center