Economic conditions inside and outside a country play a fundamental role in the decision-making process of business managers. In an unstable global environment governments, particularly in less developed countries, have adopted defensive policies to buttress their financial sector against exogenous shocks. Their policies have important effect in their economies and affect their future economic environment. This paper analyses these policies and offers advice to business managers who try to forecast future economic conditions in order to determine investment strategies. A systemic diagrammatic approach is used to illustrate and summarize the central analytical issues.

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Cardoza, G, & Brunstein, L. (2008). Country Risk Assessment and Economic Stability for the Business Manager in a Global Economy: Towards a Conceptual and Systemic Framework.