U.S. Business: As Others See Us

WORRY ON DOLLAR EASING IN EUROPE, said the New York Times one morning last week. EUROPE'S CONFIDENCE IN DOLLAR CONTINUES FADING, countered the New York Herald Tribune the same day. These conflicting headlines reflect a situation that is frequently hard to fathom, but that matters more and more. At a time when the U.S. has to worry about its own place in international economic competition, the prejudices of informed opinion abroad are a factor to reckon with. Last week TIME correspondents took their own survey of top businessmen and economists from London to Tokyo.

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