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OPEC's Investments and the International Financial System
OPEC's Investments and the International Financial System
By Richard P. Mattione
Brookings, 1985, 201 pp

The best sections of this book analyze the different investment strategies of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. There are useful chapters on the size and composition of the foreign assets of OPEC countries, the foreign aid they give and the rise of Arab banks. Other interesting political and economic issues are dealt with unevenly, or not at all.