FOREIGN TRADE: Profit from Foreign Aid

For foreign customers who need U.S. goods but lack the cash to pay for them, there is always one avenue of last resort. When both private bankers and the World Bank (which makes only loans guaranteed by foreign governments) refuse credit, the borrowers go to the U.S. Government's Export-Import Bank, set up to finance purchases of U.S. goods when other funds are unavailable. Last week three Japanese firms that wanted such loans were winding up arrangements to get them. To ease Japan's chronic power shortage. Ex-Im was closing an $11million loan to Kansai Electric Power Co. to help...

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