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    Develop an analysis of the international economy - approximately 300 - 400 words - answer the following two questions:

    1) Discuss reasons why the economic growth of the four countries varies so markedly. How does trade influence the strength of the economy worldwide?
     USA
     China
     Saudi Arabia
     Democratic Republic of Congo

    2) Determine the stage in the lifecycle for each country's economy.

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    1 There are several reasons the economic growth of the four countries varies so markedly.
    The United States has a GDP growth rate of 2.4%. Currently, the United States is recovering from the economic recession in the previous decade. Its growth has commenced. China is an emerging economy and has a growth rate of 6.9%. Its growth rate is influenced by trade. China depends on global market for the products it manufacturers. It keeps the value of its currency low so that its exports are attractive in global markets and imports are costly back home. Over the past 30 years China has emerged as the world's fastest growing economy with average growth rates of 10%. Saudi Arabia's GDP growth rate has declined to 3.5% according to 2014 ...

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