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What caused the Asian currency and financial crisis?

Giancarlo Corsetti

What caused the Asian currency and financial crisis?

by Giancarlo Corsetti

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Published by Banca d"Italia in Roma .
Written in English


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Statementby G. Corsetti, P. Pesenti and N. Roubini.
SeriesTemi di discussione -- no.343
ContributionsPesenti, Paolo A., Roubini, Nouriel.
The Physical Object
Pagination73p. ;
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18074148M

The present currency crisis is not a transitional phenomenon in terms of either its extent or the size of the declines that have occurred. (3) Impacts on ASEAN Economies Hitherto Thailand and Malaysia have both maintained their currencies at certain levels relative to the U.S. dollar. The Asian financial crisis that was triggered in July was a shocker. Even two years after it ended, anxiety still loomed over global financial markets. What was at the time perceived to be a.

A currency crisis is a situation in which serious doubt exists as to whether a country's central bank has sufficient foreign exchange reserves to maintain the country's fixed exchange crisis is often accompanied by a speculative attack in the foreign exchange market. A currency crisis results from chronic balance of payments deficits, and thus is also called a balance of payments crisis. The Asian crisis first emerged in Thailand in as the baht came under a series of increasingly serious speculative attacks and markets lost confidence in the economy. On Aug , the IMF's Executive Board approved financial support for Thailand of up to SDR billion, or about US$4 billion, over a month period.

In the late s, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia experienced a series of major financial crises evinced by widespread bank insolvencies and currency depreciations, as well as sharp declines in gross domestic production. This sudden disruption of the Asian economic `miracle' astounded. What Caused the Recent Asian Currency Crisis? In Hunter WC, Kaufman GG, Krueger TH, editors, The Asian Financial Crisis: Origins, Implications, and Solutions. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. Cited by: 5.


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What caused the Asian currency and financial crisis? by Giancarlo Corsetti Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Asian Financial Crisis of affected many Asian countries, including South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the posting some of the most impressive growth rates in the world at the time, the so-called "tiger economies" saw their stock markets and currencies lose about 70% of their value.

Asian Financial Crisis: The Asian financial crisis, also called the "Asian Contagion," was a series of currency devaluations and other events that spread through many Asian markets beginning in. NBER Program(s):International Finance and Macroeconomics The paper explores the view that the Asian currency and financial crises in and reflected structural and policy distortions in the countries of the region, even if market overreaction and herding caused the plunge of exchange rates, asset prices, and economic activity to be more.

imbalances triggered the currency and financial crisis in even as after the crisis started, market overreaction and herding caused the plunge in exchange rates, assets prices, and economic activity to be more severe than warranted by the initial weak economic and financial by: The lack of hedging also added to the instability in Asian financial markets once the crisis hit.

The high cost of abandoning currency pegs induced policymakers to adopt harsh contractionary measures (involving skyrocketing interest rates) to defend the exchange rate, even when the pegs were unsustainable in the face of adverse market sentiment.

This sudden disruption of the Asian economic `miracle' astounded many observers around the world, raised questions about the stability of the international financial system and caused widespread fear that this financial crisis would spread to other : Hardcover.

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The turmoil that rocked Asian foreign exchange and equity markets after the middle of and that spread far afield is the third major currency crisis of the s. Thailand, Indonesia, and South Korea suffered outright recessions in and forecast growth rates in the rest of emerging Asia are either negative or well below their pre-crisis level.

The paper explores the view that the Asian currency and financial crises in and reflected structural and policy distortions in the countries of the region, even if market overreaction and herding caused the plunge of exchange rates, asset prices, and economic activity to be more severe than warranted by the initial weak economic.

Asian Financial Crisis July –December A financial crisis started in Thailand in July and spread across East Asia, wreaking havoc on economies in the region and leading to spillover effects in Latin America and Eastern Europe in The paper explores the view that the Asian currency and financial crises in and reflected structural and policy distortions in the countries of the region, even though market overreaction and herding caused the plunge of exchange rates, asset prices and economic activity to be more severe than was warranted by the initial weak economic conditions.

Asian financial crisis, major global financial crisis that destabilized the Asian economy and then the world economy at the end of the s. The –98 Asian financial crisis began in Thailand and then quickly spread to neighbouring economies.

It began as a currency crisis when Bangkok unpegged the Thai baht from the U.S. dollar, setting off a series of currency devaluations and massive. The paper explores the view that the Asian currency and financial crises in and reflected structural and policy distortions in the countries of the region, even if market overreaction and herding caused the plunge of exchange rates, asset prices and economic activity to be more severe than warranted by the initial weak economic by: This book examines the causes and development of the Asian financial crisis, with special emphasis on its lessons for China and Hong Kong.

Consideration is given to the broader issues exposed by the crisis that still need to be addressed. They include the need for better market regulation, greater transparency and improved corporate Size: KB. This book analyzes the Asian financial crisis of In addition to the issues of financial system restructuring, export-led recovery, crony capitalism, and competitiveness in Asian manufacturing, it examines six key Asian economies—China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The book makes clear that there is little particularly Asian about the Asian financial crisis. financial instability at less than two-yearly intervals.

First, there was debt deflation in the United States, followed by the EMS crisis in Europe in –; that crisis was followed by the Mexican crisis of –, by the East Asian crisis beginning inand more recently by the crises in Brazil and the Russian Size: 44KB. COVID Resources.

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What caused the Asian currency and financial crisis. Part 1, a macroeconomic overview. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Giancarlo Corsetti; Paolo A Pesenti; Nouriel Roubini; National Bureau of.

What I learned from the Asian Financial Crisis The Asian Financial Crisis Financial crisis in Thailand caused by speculative attack. The hottest economies in the world during the s were in Southeast Asia.

Let's follow along as a currency crisis spread from one country to the next and brought the growth to a halt.Burnside, C, Eichenbaum, M & Rebelo, SWhat Caused the Recent Asian Currency Crises? in WC Hunter, GG Kaufman & TH Krueger (eds), The Asian Financial Crisis: Cited by: 5.The experiences of Argentina and Mexico following the "tequila crisis" of –95, as well as the experiences of many other countries in similar situations, demonstrate that when policymakers are prepared to address the root causes of a financial crisis, economic recovery is likely to begin a year or so after a crisis peaks.

In the East Asian.