Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday morning, will face a much different international landscape if he is confirmed as Timothy F. Geithner’s replacement. The global economy is more placid in some respects but harbors potential trouble spots that could test Lew’s diplomatic skills as surely as Geithner’s were tested.

Source: Staff reports | Howard Schneider and Tobey/The Washington Post February 12, 2013
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