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What are major issues regarding the global economy?

U.S. bilateral and regional trade agreements—agreements founded on the concept of free trade—have unevenly benefited people and in some settings constrained economic development among the millions of people who live in poverty.

An additional concern globally is the adverse impact on numerous developing nations of the decline in the value of their currencies as well as the decrease in the amount of money sent back by their overseas workers. This combination could create economic instability in many regions and could have a negative impact on global security.