The Asian financial crisis and the policy responses / Noorain Omar ...[et al.]

Omar, Noorain and Saad, Ramli and Abdullah, Mohd Zulhelmey (2013) The Asian financial crisis and the policy responses / Noorain Omar ...[et al.]. Voice of Academia (VOA), 8 (1). p. 15. ISSN 2682-7840

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The severe economic slowdown and monetary crisis that affected most
Asian countries after massive speculative activity forced the devaluation of
the Thai baht in July 1997. Many other currencies in the region came under
heavy pressure from speculators, forcing interest rates to rise, while asset
values fell as money flowed out of Asia. Banking systems came under enormous
pressure, with bad debt levels rising sharply. The crisis lasted through
1998, but growth remained weak until the Internet boom began to take hold
in 1999-2000. The deflationary impact of the Asian financial crisis could
still be felt until economies began a sustained recovery in 2003. The objective
of this paper is therefore to provide a snap shot of the 1997 financial
crisis in Asia, how it was tackled by different governments in the region and
most importantly, the lessons that can be learnt from it.


Item Type: Article
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Omar, Noorain
Saad, Ramli
Abdullah, Mohd Zulhelmey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development. Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Research Management Institute (RMI), UiTM Cawangan Kedah
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 2682-7840
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: p. 15
Keywords: Financial crisis; Policy Responses; Economic slowdown; Lesson Learnt
Date: 2013
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