Accession Number : ADA254728


Title :   Soviet International Finance in the Gorbachev Era


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Neu, C R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254728.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This report was originally intended as a simple portrait of Soviet international financial practice: what kinds of international financial transactions the Soviet Union undertakes and who the counterparties to these transactions are. Since work began on this report in late 1989, though, the international financial circumstances of the Soviet Union have changed in important ways. In particular, the Soviet Union has gone from a first-class borrower, able to get the finest of terms in international credit markets, to what markets now perceive as a serious credit risk, able to borrow only with guarantees from Western governments. In addition to providing a profile of Soviet international financial activity, this report has necessarily also become a short history of the Soviet Union's reversal of financial for tunes.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , USSR , GUARANTEES , HISTORY , WORK , INTERNATIONAL


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE