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ISSN 0899-6571

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Volume 3, Number 4, Fourth Quarter 2001

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   Nation and Southeast Set
   For Modest Recovery in 2002

After considerable slowing during 2001, both the national and the regional economies should return to a moderate rate of growth during 2002. As this article points out, however, this growth will be slower than the rapid pace set by the U.S. and Southeastern economies during the late 1990s.

Regional Focus

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   Southeastern Forecast:
   Return to Growth in New Year

In 2001 the Southeastern economy suffered a number of setbacks in key sectors, particularly in manufacturing and, after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, in services. While the near-term outlook remains cloudy, moderate growth is likely to resume in the region in 2002.
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   International Prospects for 2002
Overall global economic output is going through its weakest stretch since the early 1980s. While annual growth rates should not change significantly in 2002 from 2001, quarterly forecasts indicate that the global economy should see a return to positive growth in the latter part of the year.

   Research Notes & News
      Dollar Index

   Southeastern Economic Indicators

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