Bank Indonesia and the Crisis
An Insider's View
Publication Year: 2005
Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
Title Page, Copyright Page
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Table of Contents
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Many individuals have been instrumental in providing me with generous support, advice and assistance that helped this long-drawn endeavour get started, proceed and finally completed. I would like to express my deep gratitude to all friends and colleagues who contributed one way or ...
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Prologue: The Crisis and Me
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During the Wahid era Indonesians started to get used to news about the dismissals of government officials, including cabinet ministers and generals, beginning with the dismissals of the then Minister for Trade and Industry Jusuf Kalla and the Minister of Public Enterprises ...
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The idea of writing an assessment and analysis of what had been developing in Indonesia’s economics and finance had been with me for some time. It started around the middle of my five-year term as Governor of Bank Indonesia, when the Bank commissioned a team to write a ...
2. Origin of the Crisis and Early Responses
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During the first year of the Asian crisis, discussions among experts and writings in the media and professional journals had not been clear in showing the origins or development of the crisis. Only after more than a year of confusion did some kind of general ...
3. Stabilization and Reform Programmes
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By formally receiving a stand-by loan from the IMF, the government’s efforts to address the crisis entered a new phase. The programme was very comprehensive, and supported by the Fund. The government policy became a macroeconomic adjustment programme to deal with balance ...
4. Poor Programme Implementation
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The implementation of the IMF-supported programme started with the execution of the decision to close insolvent banks on 1 November 1997. In the jargon of IMF stand-by arrangements, this was a prior action, part of the conditionality. In fact it was a step that had to be ...
5. Stronger Programme with Weak Commitment
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Confronted with deteriorating economic, financial and banking conditions towards the end of 1997 and beginning of 1998, the government undertook a variety of adjustment steps. But since the programme was part of the agreement with the Fund in a stand-by ...
6. Bank Indonesia and the Crisis
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Several steps that were taken by the government and the central bank during the crisis have become the subject of public debate in Indonesia and unfortunately have not been resolved to the present. Some policies have even become controversial, due partly to the lack of clarity on the ...
7. Lessons from the Crisis
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The Indonesian crisis has lingered on, becoming the worst in Asia. It may even be simply just the worst amongst crises countries that the world has experienced in the recent past. Even though this has been generally accepted as fact, it is still pertinent to ask why is this so. In ...
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Since the beginning, I have been confronted with a dilemma in the writing of this book. One motive for writing this book has been the wish to share with the public my observations, assessments as well as analysis about a crisis that has had an impact on all aspects of life in ...
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Writing this book has taken far too long. Aside from my limited writing proficiency, this has also been due to a variety of reasons including deciding which issues to include, how detailed the discussions should be, the relevance of each issue, and the mentioning of names. In addition, ...
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About the Author
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Page Count: 282
Publication Year: 2005