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Money Matters: Mexico Debt, Dollar Valuation #107189

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States plan to help Mexico pay off huge national debt. reported; impact of weak dollar valuation on United States and world reported Report introduced.

(London, England: Mike Lee) Dropping of dollar on international market against British pound, West German mark and Japanese yen reported; details given, scenes shown. White House reassurance on dollar noted. [Barclays Bank representative Brian KAY - says needs to see results from US.] Impact of dollar's decline on European industry income detailed. [KAY - discusses dollar.]

(Los Angeles, California: Sheilah Kast) Position of administration on dollar reported; stmt. by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater calling for stability of dollar noted. [Merrill Lynch spokesperson Don. STRASZHEIM - describes administration policy on dollar.] [Econ. Michael EVANS - remains skeptical with regard to administration's stmts. on dollar.] Impact of falling dollar on United States prods. and on imports detailed. Issue of Federal Reserve Bd.'s role with regard to interest rates mentioned. [STRASZHEIM - discusses relationship of interest rates and dollar.] Complexities of issue reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Lee, Mike

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