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BISBEE WIRE/Stuff/July #21 2018


All of a sudden I have been having difficulty with bulk gmail sends. Have tried to send one on the Bisbee economy, but have gotten 5 bounces. Not sure what is going on, but will soon try another email provider.

F 2018 Arizona Rural Policy Forum August 8-10, 2018, Wickenburg, AZ Wickenburg is the host for this year's Rural Policy Forum, August 8-10. In addition to the sessions the Forum includes in the cost of the ticket, there are several other opportunities. Go here for details and registration.


WHAT ARE TARIFFS? ..................................... TARIFFS STIFLE ECONOMY The US dollar index (which measures the greenback against a basket of other currencies) has gained 0.5% today to levels last seen in July.

Obviously the pound is one casualty, but the damage is wide-spread; the euro is down 0.6% at $1.155, the Australian dollar is down 0.8%, the Swedish krona shed 1.4% and the Indian rupee lost 0.5%.

At first glance that may seem odd; if America’s economy will be hurt by tariffs, why is the dollar attractive?

Answer: tariffs will drive US inflation up, forcing more interest rate rises to control the cost of living, making the dollar a higher-yielding asset.

This capital flight out of emerging markets will cause serious pain. Any developing-market company which has issued debt in dollars, but earns revenue in its local currency, faces higher repayment costs.

Emerging market policymakers may also be forced to hike interest rates to prop up their currencies, which will damage economic growth.

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