NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 17, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The currency crisis in Europe introduced; details given of actions by Britain, Italy, Spain and Germany to bolster their currencies.
(New York: Garrick Utley) The impact of world economic stagnation on the United States economy examined; details given of the recession in Japan, Britain and perhaps even Germany, which is trying to pay for the high cost of unification. [Berlin Landesbank Hans LEUKERS - defends German stance.] Importance of the French vote on European unity to the United States explained. [Institution for International Economics Fred BERGSTEN - predicts United States exports will be hurt if France votes "no."] The difficulty for the United States to break out of its economic slump without growth abroad to provide markets noted. Likelihood of the comeback of Japan's economy mentioned.