The Financial Crisis of 1997 Essay by Master Researcher

The Financial Crisis of 1997
A discussion on the financial crisis of 1997 and its impact upon Thailand.
# 87566 | 1,800 words | 7 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Economics (Inflation) , Economics (International) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper reviews the impact of the financial crisis upon Thailand, which then spread through Southeast Asia, and also reviews its present impact upon that nation and whether or not this impact can be considered positive or negative. The paper takes the view that the 1997 crisis was devastating initially for the people of Thailand. However, if there are any lingering effects, they are largely positive ones as the country has remodeled itself and revamped a financial sector that was plagued by a lack of transparency, proper over-sight and inefficiency.

From the Paper:

"The 1997 financial crisis in Southeast Asia was a water-shed moment in many ways. Not least of all, the crisis in Thailand brought an unceremonious end to the heady optimism that had spread through the region during the course of the booming 1980s and 1990s. While economic growth in Asia during this period rewarded various groups unevenly - as is generally to be expected in predominantly free markets - there was a general economic healthfulness that offered the promise of still more gains in the future. Suffice it to say, these roseate projections for the future were turned up-side-down by the sudden collapse of the Thai baht and the subsequent currency devaluation experienced in other parts of Asia. This paper will briefly review the impact of the crisis upon Thailand (the nation wherein the problem began)."

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