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Chapter 5 Thoughts on the Origins of the Asian Crisis: Impulses and Propagation Mechanisms

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Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

1. INTRODUCTION The 1997 East Asian financial crisis was largely unanticipated. Most of East Asia enjoyed high savings and investment rates, robust growth, and moderate inflation for...

7 Saving in Southeast Asia and Latin America Compared: Searching for Policy Lessons

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Source: Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 1997

ISBN: 9781557756374

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, fdi, reer, real exchange rate

Southeast Asia’s high saving rates have received much attention from researchers and policymakers alike, not least because they have been associated with great economic success. From 1970 to 1995, the rate o...