South Africa

South Africa's progress on dismantling apartheid won a major endorsement on Apr. 15, when the European Community agreed to drop curbs on trade in metals. But that may not help South Africa's economy much. Few global companies have substantial investment plans for the nation, and business activity is stalled. Indeed, South Africa's gross national product is likely to show zero growth at best this year, after a 0.9% drop in 1989.

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