ABOUT THE BOOK
the severe financial crisis of 1997, capital flows to emerging markets
Asian capital account regimes, it is shown, are generally more open today than they were in 1997. Countries in the region have not tightened restrictions on capital inflows but chose instead to deal with the influx of funds by accumulating vast stocks of foreign exchange reserves and relaxing resident outflows. While this approach has enabled them to avoid unsustainable currency appreciations and external deficits, it has not prevented rapid credit expansion, build-up of asset and investment bubbles, and currency and maturity mismatches in private sector balance sheets which now leave them highly vulnerable to shocks and contagion from the current global financial turmoil triggered by the subprime crisis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AKYÜZ is a former Director of the Division on Globalization and Development
Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2 RECENT CAPITAL FLOWS TO ASIAN EMERGING MARKETS
3 CREDIT, ASSET AND INVESTMENT BUBBLES
4 CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCES, EXCHANGE RATES AND RESERVES
5 CAPITAL ACCOUNT MEASURES
6 VULNERABILITY TO SHOCKS AND CONTAGION FROM THE GLOBAL
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