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Electronics Power Japan's Recovery
Sharp's new $1 billion LCD/flat-screen TV factory in Kameyama opened in January as the core of Japan's new Crystal Valley, a visible sign of economic recovery in Japan. (Courtesy of Sharp Corp.)
Peter Goodman: Asia
 Special Report: The Post's Peter Goodman covers trends in Asian economies, businesses and governments.
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 Contractor, Army Office Fell Short, Audit Finds (The Washington Post, 4/23/05)
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 Auditors Questioned $212.3 Million in Charges From KBR (The Washington Post, 4/12/05)

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 Tokyo Stocks Bounce Back Moderately (Associated Press, 4/22/05)
 G-7 Issues Upbeat Growth Outlook, Pledges Action on Trade Imbalances (The Washington Post, 4/17/05)
 Ericsson Results Add to Tech Optimism (Reuters, 4/22/05)
 Report: Venezuelan to Sell 2 Refineries (Associated Press, 4/18/05)
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Special Report: Argentina
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Click for Photo Gallery Argentina's Road to Ruin: The economic crisis in what was once Latin America's richest nation has ravaged Argentina's middle class, forcing millions into poverty. (Flash required)

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Argentina Didn't Fall on Its Own (August 3, 2003)

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Argentina's Economic Collapse: 1991 to present

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Biggest Underwriters of Argentine Government Bonds; The More Argentina Borrowed, The More Investors Bought

GM Has $1.1 Billion Loss
Poor sales and rampant health care costs continue to hammer the world's biggest automaker. GM is staggering under the same pressures that have weakened other industries such as steel and the airlines.

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WorldSpace Sets Stock Offering (Post, April 19, 2005)

Finding Consensus On Global Economy: Finance Chiefs Agree on Need for Change (Post, April 18, 2005)

G-7 Issues Upbeat Growth Outlook, Pledges Action on Trade Imbalances: No Mention Made Of China Keeping Its Currency Low (Post, April 17, 2005)

Stocks Hit New Low for 2005: IBM's Earnings, Reports on Economy Prompt Major Sell-Off (Post, April 16, 2005)

U.S. Boosts Pressure on China to Float Currency (Post, April 15, 2005)

Sugar Sours CAFTA Hearing: Senators See Threat To U.S. Producers (Post, April 14, 2005)

Legislature Overrides Ehrlich on Free Trade: Vote Halts Foreign Bids On Md. Procurement (Post, April 12, 2005)

U.S. Claims Victory On Web Betting Ban: Others See WTO Ruling as Murky (Post, April 8, 2005)

Immigrants Enlisted for Trade Pact: U.S. Asks Business Owners to Lobby for Central American Deal (Post, April 7, 2005)

A 3rd DeLay Trip Under Scrutiny: 1997 Russia Visit Reportedly Backed by Business Interests (Post, April 6, 2005)

E.U., Canada Warn of Tariffs Over U.S. Anti-Dumping Law (Post, April 1, 2005)

Board Approves Wolfowitz as World Bank Leader (Post, April 1, 2005)

Wolfowitz Draws Nearer to World Bank Post: Nominee Reassures Board Members (Post, March 24, 2005)

E.U. Eases Rules for Reining In National Deficits (Post, March 23, 2005)

France Eases Law Restricting Workweek to 35 Hours (Post, March 23, 2005)

Wolfowitz Closing In On Bank Post: Germany Softens Stance As Nominee Woos Others (Post, March 22, 2005)

Wolfowitz Strives To Quell Criticism: World Bank Nominee Bolstering Image (Post, March 21, 2005)

Europeans Resist Wolfowitz for World Bank: Lack of Consultation, War Role Criticized (Post, March 18, 2005)

Rep. Portman Named Next U.S. Trade Representative (Post, March 18, 2005)

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