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1982 Oct 12 - 1985 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1654
USA (Economic situation in the United States) (Part 2)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 411
Any docs withheld? No

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82 Oct 12 Tue US: UKE Washington telegram 3321 to FCO (2300Z) (“U.S. monetary policy”) [“the small reduction in the discount rate … represents no change in the basic thrust of policy”] [declassified 2014]
82 Oct 12 Tue US: UKE Washington telegram 3320 to FCO (2300Z) (“A shift in US monetary policy?”) [“opinion is divided on the importance of the change for the medium term”] [declassified 2014]
82 Oct 14 Thu US: UKE Washington telegram 3347 to FCO (2310Z) (“President Reagan’s speech to the nation: the US economy”) [“America… recovery-bound and the world knows it”] [declassified 2014]
82 Oct 25 Mon US: UKE Washington telegram 12 to FCO (2140Z) (“US economy”) [“the immediate prospects for the US economy may be less optimistic than the recent behaviour of the New York Stock Exchange might indicate”] [declassified 2014]
82 Oct 28 Thu US: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Arthur Burns) [Burns said the US economy “had bottomed out and there would be some slight growth in the coming year”] [declassified 2014]
82 Nov 10 Wed US: Chancellor of the Exchequer PS letter to Cabinet (“Other countries fiscal policies”) [background note on European economies] [declassified 2014]
82 Nov 19 Fri US: UKE Washington record of conversations (Alan Walters visiting Donald Regan, Beryl Sprinkel, Paul Volcker, Mark Leland, Stephen Axilrod, AIE staff) [monetary policy; interest rates; independence of the Fed] [declassified 2014]
82 Nov 23 Tue US: UKE Washington telegram 3790 to FCO (1645Z) (“Prospects for US economic policy”) [unemployment to be the focus of the upcoming lame duck congressional session] [declassified 2014]
82 Nov 24 Wed US: Alan Walters minute to MT (“United States economic policy”) [“predominant feeling… one of uncertainty, loss of confidence, confusion and flux”] [declassified 2014]
82 Dec 23 Thu US: UKE Washington telegram 4039 to FCO (2350Z) (“Congress: the lame duck session”) [passed resolution on government funding] [declassified 2014]
83 Jan 13 Thu US: UKE Washington telegram 86 to FCO (2352Z) (“Reagan administration: the budget”) [“the state of the economy is dictating policy rather than the other way around”] [declassified 2014]
83 Jan 31 Mon US: UKE Washington telegram 243 to FCO (0600Z) (“United States: Budget for FY84”) [“forecast is for some recovery in the first half of 1983 with greater momentum gathering in the second half”] [declassified 2014]
83 Jan 31 Mon US: UKE Washington telegram 246 to FCO (2300Z) (“US economy: background briefing on the budget and the economic report of the President”) [“the administration’s short-term forecast was intended to be realistic and was not simply a goal”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 1 Tue US: UKE Washington telegram 251 to FCO (1745Z) (“Which Reagan?”) [“Was the President’s widely-noticed conciliatory tone merely cosmetic?”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 2 Wed US: UKE Washington telegram 268 to FCO (2325Z) (“Initial reactions to President Reagan’s FY84 budget proposals”) [“doubts as to whether the proposals for reducing the deficit reflect any major change in the administration’s priorities”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 11 Fri US: Alan Walters minute to MT (“Martin Feldstein’s views on the US economy”) [“what we do not know is whether the recovery will persist”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 24 Thu US: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT (“The US economy”) [“Monetary policy appears to be in some disarray”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 25 Fri US: Alan Walters minute to MT (“US economy: Chancellor’s memorandum 24 February”) [“the Fed’s policy has turned from being disinflationary to one that is markedly inflationary”] [declassified 2014]
83 Feb 28 Mon US: UKE Washington telegram 484 to FCO (2050Z) (“US economy”) [“A gradual US economic recovery appears now to be underway”] [declassified 2014]
83 Mar 3 Thu US: UKE Washington telegram 512 to FCO (2330Z) (“US economy: short-term prospects”) [“the administration will revise upwards its economic forecasts for 1983”] [declassified 2014]