Time: Introduction to the Bretton Woods System

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 Bretton Woods System By M.J. Stephey Since the end of World War II, the U.S. dollar has enjoyed a unique and powerful position in international trade. But perhaps no more. Before boarding a plane on Saturday to meet President George W. Bush, French President Nicolas Sarkozy proclaimed, “Europe wants it. Europe…

Economist: What was decided at the Bretton Goods Summit?

The Economist explains Explaining the world, daily The Economist explains What was decided at the Bretton Woods summit Jun 30th 2014, 23:50 by Buttonwood ON JULY 1ST 1944 the rich world’s finance experts convened in a hotel in the New Hampshire mountains to discuss the post-war monetary system. The Bretton Woods system that emerged from the…

Economist: Beyond Bretton Woods 2

The global monetary system Beyond Bretton Woods 2 Is there a better way to organise the world’s currencies? Nov 4th 2010  | WASHINGTON, DC WHEN the leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) countries meet in Seoul on November 11th and 12th, there will be plenty of backstage finger-pointing about the world’s currency tensions. American officials blame…