Records relating to keyword "Markets"
- Is the 'surge' working? Some new facts (14 Sept 2007)
Keywords: Markets Surge
Michael Greenstone analyses statistics from Iraq to assess the success of the 'surge' policy. He concludes that deaths of Iraqi civilians have declined, but other measures of success have not improved. He also considers the price of Iraqi government bonds on world markets. These fell sharply after the surge, compared to other bonds, suggesting higher market expectations that Iraq will default. The statistics considered concern oil production, electricity, Iraqi and coalition troop levels, fatalities among Iraqi civilians and foreign troops, and American troops wounded.