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Q. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. My wife is 2 months pregnant. I love to drink only if she gives company. I get the most from her company than from the bottle. Is it okay to drink when pregnant?

A. If you love your wife, you ought not drink in front of her. She shouldn't be drinking either, for the health of the baby. After all, what the mother consumes, the baby does too. I don't think there is a magic filter protecting the baby other than what the mother does. I wish you both well.

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Going from accounting to economics, it is true that a negative balance of trade has to be financed so that the total (current and capital) balance of payments remains in equilibrium.
Finally, and in regard to the international effect, alternatively known as the net exports effect, the balance of trade effect, the foreign purchases effect, the exchange rate effect, and the Mundell-Fleming effect, aggregate demand is more elastic the more responsive are exports and imports to changes in the domestic price level.
Problem StatementPakistan has been suffering Economic Dilemma that Balance of Trade is in Deficit despite of continuous Depreciation in its Currency.
Sulaiman and Adnan (2010) showed that depreciation of exchange rate has positive impact on the balance of trade favouring the existence of J curve.
In the first quarter of 2012, the external balance of trade in services of the EU was in surplus by 25.2 bln, compared with a surplus of 20.4 bln in the first quarter of 2011.
The balance of trade in both goods and services fell into the red for the first time in two months with a deficit of 182.9 billion yen, compared with a surplus of 747.9 billion yen in July 2010.
Their informed and timely decisions will allow for improvement in the balance of trade scenario in Pakistan and will positively contribute towards the growth and development of Pakistan's economy.
The deficit in Jordan's balance of trade shrank by 8.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, to JD1.086 billion from JD1.185 billion in the same period of 2006, a Statistics Department statement disclosed on Saturday.
The balance of trade surplus amounted to EUR0.59bn in July 2004.
Accordingly the overall balance of trade declined 49 per cent to pounds 195 million.
In Ontario, forest products are a $14.2-billion industry and contribute $3.9 billion to the provincial balance of trade. This is second only to the automotive industry.
Environmental protection should be included in the overall balance of trade so that it becomes a major component of the nation's economy.