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The report examines the impact of a revived and expanding West German economy.

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The report is based on a Bank appraisal mission that visited West Germany and other European countries in June and July 1949. The mission, led by Bank Treasurer Daniel Crena de Iongh, sought to appraise the economic impact on international trade of a reviving and expanding Western German economy. The mission presented an opportunity for Bank staff to become acquainted with the views and plans inside West Germany and countries in geographic and economic proximity to West Germany as well as members of the European banking and business communities, and officials from organizations and government agencies such as the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) and Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC).

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Correspondence from Walter Hill to D. Crena de Iongh (1502512).
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Correspondence from Walter Hill to D. Crena de Iongh (1502512).

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Western Germany - Report on the Economy
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Western Germany - Report on the Economy
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Document date: Aug. 31, 1949
The report appraises the economic impact on international trade of a reviving and expanding Western German economy.
Event
72
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Correspondence from Walter Hill to D. Crena de Iongh
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Correspondence from Walter Hill to D. Crena de Iongh
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Oct. 19, 1949
The Bank's representative in Paris discusses reaction to the report on West Germany (1502512).
Event
72
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Letter from D. Crena de Iongh to E. Playfair
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Letter from D. Crena de Iongh to E. Playfair
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Oct. 19, 1949
De Iongh offers his thoughts on the West German economy and the Bank's recently released report (1502512).
Event
72
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Interview with Benjamin B. King
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Interview with Benjamin B. King
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Interview date: July 24 and 25, 1986
On pages 13-14 of the transcript, King describes the background to the economic report on Germany.
Event
72
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