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  • Real Effects Of Financial Crises
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    The financial distress of the last two decades has revived interest on the question of the stability of the financial system. On the one hand, the "pessimist" view, associated primarily with Minsky argues that not only that the financial system is prone to such crises ("financial fragility" in Minsky's terms) but also that such crises are inherent on the capitalist system ("systemic fragility"). On the other hand, the monetarists see the financial system as stable and efficient where crises not ...
  • Financial Crisis
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    East Asian financial crisis are an evidence of fact that economies are prone to pressures in spite of a stable sustainable growth rate. The East Asian economic crisis is the most important economic event in the region of the past few decades. That much is agreed. Beyond this, there is yet no unanimity about its root causes nor about the solutions. The differences of views are being debated in academic and policy circles and reflected in the media. One thing though is certain: the earlier optimis...
  • Financial Integration Contagion Crises
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    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...
  • Investigation Into The Practices Of The Chaebol
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    News Article Summary / Opinion S. Korea crackdown on big business Introduction This article comes from CNN!'s website web in the Asian Business News section on March 4th. The article talks about the South Korean federal government investigation into six of the nation!'s biggest chaebol or conglomerates. Summary South Korea has said it will investigate the business practices of Samsung and five other big groups, extending a crackdown on the country!'s family-run conglomerates. The Fair Trade Comm...
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Index
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    Abstract This paper tries analyzing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, "a price-weighted index of 30 blue-chip stocks, that has been a reliable indicator of stock market movement since October 1, 1928" (Bloomberg, 2012). An attempt has been made to study the evolution of the stock index over a 5-year period, focusing on the predominant changes it has undergone in terms of the trading volume, trends and also interest rate changes. The analysis revealed a somewhat erratic pattern of the stock index...
  • Financial Strife In Hong Kong
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    Asian Crisis The crisis began in Thailand in July 1997 and spread to Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, then to Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. Financial systems in Thailand, Korea and Japan all came under intense strain, but nowhere as destructively as in Indonesia, which by early 1998 had become the worst-affected victim. The 1997 Asian financial meltdown began in Thailand on July 2 after the collapse in late June of 16 finance companies alerted investors to the strains on the financial syst...
  • 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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