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Managing Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia

Saw Swee-Hock

Publication Year: 2010

This book incorporates a selection of eight revised papers presented at the Conference on "Managing Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia", organized jointly by the Saw Centre for Financial Studies, NUS Business School and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, in January 2010. The chapters deal with the management of the 2008-09 economic crisis in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the region as a whole. They represent an analysis of the impact of the economic crisis and the stimulus packages that were swiftly put in place by the governments to mitigate the economic recession and to pave the way for a quick recovery. The success of the monetary and fiscal policy measures in engendering a strong economic recovery in these countries is also discussed in considerable depth. The book, with contributions from experts on the topics covered, will be extremely valuable to businessmen, analysts, academics, students, policy-makers and the general public interested in seeking a greater understanding of the sub-prime crisis that led to the global economic recession.

Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute


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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. v-vi

List of Tables

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pp. vii-x

List of Figures

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pp. xi-xiv

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pp. xv-xvi

In January 2010, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Saw Centre for Quantitative Finance, NUS Business School, jointly organized the International Conference on Managing Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia. The seven...

The Contributors

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p. xvii

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1. The Global Financial Crisis: Impact and Response in Southeast Asia

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pp. 1-22

The global financial crisis, started in the summer of 2007 in the United States, triggered the greatest post-World War II economic recession that spread rapidly to all parts of the world. The ensuing...

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2. Global Crisis and ASEAN: Impact, Outlook and Policy Priorities

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pp. 23-53

The 2008/09 global financial and economic crisis severely affected the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Although the region was spared much of the initial shock — as it held little of the “toxic” assets that spawned the financial turmoil — it suffered as the real economic effects...

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3. Managing Financial Crisis in Singapore

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pp. 54-95

This chapter begins with a brief discussion on the housing bubble in the United States and how the sub-prime crisis caused the collapse of major financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers and AIG. Their collapse severely devalued Lehman-related...

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4. The Malaysian Economy and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis

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pp. 96-142

The Malaysian economy is gradually coming out of a deep recession as clearer signs of a recovery started emerging from 2009. Stabilizing global and domestic demand conditions resuscitated manufacturing output, while large public expenditure contributed to expansion in both construction and services activities...

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5. Thailand's Economic Performance and Responses to the Global Financial Crisis

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pp. 143-213

It has become known that the U.S. sub-prime crisis which began in the summer of 2007 pulled the United States and world economy into its deepest slump since the Second World War (Eichengreen 2008, Reinhart and Rogoff 2008, Taylor 2008). Presently, it seems like the worst of the global financial crisis has...

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6. Tackling the Global Financial Crisis in Vietnam

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pp. 214-245

The past couple of years marked a memorable experience for Vietnam. After a long period of continuous high growth and macroeconomic stability, Vietnam offered foreign investors one of the most attractive investment destinations. However, after a short period...

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7. The 2008 Global Economic and Financial Crisis: The Philippine Crisis

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pp. 246-291

The global crisis affected the Philippines through the country’s exports (in particular, semiconductor exports) serving as the entry door. Industry (in particular, the manufacturing sector, and to a lesser extent, electricity and gas sector) got hit the most. In...

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8. The Impact of Global Financial Crisis on the Indonesian Economy

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pp. 292-326

After more than four years of economic boom, global growth was slowing markedly in the second half of 2008. Economic growth in emerging and developing economies was also slowing down as global trade slows and financial conditions tighten...


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pp. 327-340

E-ISBN-13: 9789814311243
Print-ISBN-13: 9789814311793

Page Count: 340
Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1

OCLC Number: 746471123
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  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 -- Congresses.
  • Financial crises -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • Southeast Asia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Congresses.
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