THE HAZARDS OF SOVIET BUSINESS

Oil companies seeking opportunities in the Soviet Union escaped calamity last week. President Bush, with support from U.S. allies, declined to cancel trade talks with the Soviet Union in retaliation for Moscow's economic embargo of Lithuania. For many reasons-among them the need for a trade pact affording some legal framework for business conduct in the U.S.S.R.-Bush made the proper call. And his handling of the matter offers a lesson to western companies certain to face Soviet crises of

Apr 30th, 1990
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