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  • Canadian Commodity Prices
    3,416 words
    Introduction The average Canadian has become conditioned to rising prices, however it is impossible to ignore the impending threat of a sustained decline in prices and wages. Roger Bootle, a respected British analyst, points out that the chronic inflation experienced by Western economies in recent decades is unusual, as in the past centuries prices tended to fall as often as they rose. Today, however inflation has almost disappeared, due to globalization and changes in technology that have made ...
  • Financial Integration Contagion Crises
    1,651 words
    Globalization has been the theme directing the future. Yet, as Mr. Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recently acknowledged, national and regional markets are linked only in precarious ways leading to weak spots within the economy and fueling the possibility for regional or even worldwide financial crises (Peck Ming, 12/8, p. 1). In just the past 12 years, three major crises have caused tremors felt around the world. All three examples represent incidences of contagio...
  • World Bank Support For East Asian Governments
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    A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. It is hard to understand what these declines will actualy do to the world market. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world eco...
  • Instability Of Currency In The Asian Countries
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    Identification and Origins of the Asian Crisis As the economist Walden Bello said "the evaporation of the Asian economic miracle probably ranks second only to the unraveling of Soviet socialism as the greatest surprise of the last half-century' (Bello). The Asian crisis is a combination of several negative changes in their economy. The characteristics of the Asian Crisis are a lower G.D. P, foreign investment and value of a country's currency. There was a drop of forty to eighty percent in South...
  • Domestic Origins Of The Asian Crisis
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    The continuing Asian economic crisis that began in mid-1997 ranks as Asia's second biggest event since World War II. The crisis suddenly halted the region's unprecedented three decades of rapid economic growth. Within Asia itself, the crisis has had not only serious domestic social, political, and economic impact, it has affected intra- and extra regional international relations, as well as intellectual and policy discourse. At the same time, the crisis has almost incompatibly, spawned the deepe...
  • Millions Of Dollars In Bad Bank Loans
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    After nearly thirty years of great economic growth many Asian countries are in recession due to many bad business decisions. The Asian financial crisis caused the value of Asian currency fall 50-60 percent, stock markets to decline by 40 percent, property values to drop, and banks to close. The Asian financial crisis began in mid 1997 because of currency devaluation, bad banking practices, high foreign debt, and corruption; has lead to a decline in the currency and stock markets of all Asian cou...
  • Asian Financial Crisis
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    The Asian Financial Crisis: Causes & Consequences Few financial events have so rocked the world economic order as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98. Beginning with the collapse of the Thai currency in early July of 1997 and extending through the near meltdown of the South Korean economy in December 1997 through January 1998, the financial crisis toppled one "tiger' after another. The chaos that resulted even challenged the solvency and stability of the once seemingly invincible Asian economi...
  • Crisis In Other East Asian Countries
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    1. How do the variables change throughout the crisis? Variables start to decrease in value. When they start to decrease in value large and powerful companies start buying in a cheaper price. 2. Which variables move together? The Yen fell. Flow of Capital slowed. Region's exporters lost some of their competitive edge. Economy fell. Manufacturing for big companies slows down. 3. Which variables move in opposing directions? Oil, minerals, telecommunications, aviation, power, tourism, computers, fer...

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