The most vulnerable points in the global economy are improving


The most vulnerable points in the global economy are improving

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The article discusses the weakest links in the global economy and how they are starting to improve. The author refers to these countries as the “fragile five.” The five countries have common characteristics that have made them vulnerable in the past.

The reforms undertaken in each of these countries have helped them start to strengthen their economies. The article asks readers to summarize the reforms and look for similarities between the countries. Ariel Slonim at MRU Econinbox presents the article along with questions to guide readers in their analysis.

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