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Chapter 10 Asian Currency Crisis

Chapter 10 Asian Currency Crisis »

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 Asian currency crisis that began in July 1997 with the devaluation of the Thai baht shows little sign of abating. Indeed, the very poor state of the domestic econ...

Chapter 40 Assessing IMF’s Crisis Prevention and Management Record

Chapter 40 Assessing IMF’s Crisis Prevention and Management Record »

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

According to Robert Litan, the IMF is in the crisis prevention and management business. 1 He does not, however, say anything about whether it has in fact prevented any activity or...

Chapter 36 Bailing in the Private Sector*

Chapter 36 Bailing in the Private Sector* »

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

A particular concern of many critics of the existing international financial architecture is that official support has been used to bail out investors. In Mexico in 1995, Korea in 1997, and Russia in 1998, o...

Chapter 22 Banking Fragility, Effectiveness, and Regulation in Less-Developed Countries

Chapter 22 Banking Fragility, Effectiveness, and Regulation in Less-Developed Countries »

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

Alan Meltzer begins his critique of the IMF by observing that “[t]he frequency and severity of recent international financial problems in a period of growth, economic progress, and low inflation should raise...

Chapter 29 Banks and the Asian Crisis

Chapter 29 Banks and the Asian Crisis »

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

For me, the papers in this session skirt around the central lesson of the Asian crisis: that banks still matter, enormously. In the United States, the capital markets dominate the credit markets, and only tw...

Chapter 11 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis

Chapter 11 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis »

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

Earlier speakers have already identified a number of internal factors that appear to have played an important role in the buildup to the Asian crisis. I will, therefore, first discuss the role of the externa...

Chapter 8 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis: An Indonesian View

Chapter 8 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis: An Indonesian View »

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 As it has been said by many, the Asian crisis stands out as one of the major crises of the century, especially for those economies which are experiencing the turmoil....

Chapter 13 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis: The Role of Financial Sector, Domestic Policies and Contagion

Chapter 13 Causes and Implications of the Asian Crisis: The Role of Financial Sector, Domestic Policies and Contagion »

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 Time does not permit me to touch on all issues relating to the causes and implications of the Asian Crisis. Therefore, I will confine myself to some observations as t...

Chapter 17 Comment on “Asian Crisis: Causes and Remedies”

Chapter 17 Comment on “Asian Crisis: Causes and Remedies” »

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

The IMF has been barraged by criticism from all sides—from debtor countries and creditors, from the left and from the right, for doing too much and for doing too little. Some want the IMF abolished. Others w...

Chapter 38 Comment on “Bailing in the Private Sector” and “Does the IMF Have a Future”

Chapter 38 Comment on “Bailing in the Private Sector” and “Does the IMF Have a Future” »

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

In my view both Robert Litan and Barry Eichengreen draw too sharp a distinction between the lender of last resort functions of a central bank and the potential role of the International Monetary Fund. In mos...