1997 Asian Financial Crisis

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  • The Roots Of The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

    I As mentioned in previous sections, a main root of the 1997 Asian Financial crisis is the structural weaknesses and inadequate monetary policy by Asian governments. This paper will discuss three important central bank institutional features - central bank independence, central bank transparency and inflation targeting – and examine whether these features changed after the financial crisis and their impact in terms of helping Asian economies transform into healthier situations post-crisis. 4.1 Central Bank Independence Prior to the 1997 crisis, monetary policy in Asian countries was believed to be largely controlled by the government with strong political incentives to inflate the economy. Indeed, evidence has shown that central bank…

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  • Nationalism Of Indonesia Case Study

    movement as the basis of their nation, particularly in the post-Suharto era. Indonesia attempts to portray itself as the face of “moderate Islam,” but terrorist movements have threatened this image. Since the end of the Asian Financial Crisis, Indonesia has seen a re-emphasis on religion Indonesia. For most of Indonesia’s history terrorist…

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  • Mexican Crisis: Criticism Of The IMF Response

    At the beginning of the Mexican crisis the IMF was busy congratulating itself on how successful previous bailouts and restructuring programs had been. Mexico was like a star pupil; its economy was getting stronger and it had just joined NAFTA. While in hindsight the forces that led to the crisis seem obvious, at the time nobody saw a crisis approaching. The Mexican crisis was set off by a series of political assassinations which led to decreased investor confidence and the flight of foreign…

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  • A Subprime Parable By Michael Lewis Analysis

    In his essay “The Mansion: A Subprime Parable,” Michael Lewis reported that most Americans tend to desire houses they cannot afford. They start blaming rating agencies and mortgage brokers because they find themselves financially underwater. But according to Lewis claim, the lending business didn’t create this desire. The people did. He explains that most people want a house that reflects how well they are. They think that they will control the house but the truth that the house controls every…

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  • Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy

    Raghuram Rajan’s book “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy” provides an in-depth view of the forces that brought about the worst financial and economic crisis in at least half a century and look at what can be done to prevent the next one. Rajan argues that the reasons for the crisis are more complicated than just blaming one single stakeholder (e.g., financial professionals, regulators, government officials), rather, there are serious flaws in the economy. Each…

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  • Home Market Fraud Case Study

    During the year 2007, the housing market in the United States experienced one of the greatest recessions in history. In result, many companies either filled bankruptcy or closed their doors. In the midst of this crisis, the mortgage lending company Quicken Loans developed a corner on the market. As a result, the company’s founder Dan Gilbert became a face of the house market. In a 2014 article entitled “What kind of track records do Quicken Loans and Dan Gilbert have in Detroit? Does anyone…

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  • Whole Foods Financial Crisis Case Study

    Question: How will 365 by Whole Foods allow for Whole Foods Market to recover from the financial crisis of 2008-2009? Many people and organizations were impacted by the financial crisis that began in 2008. This crisis resulted in massive layoffs and consumers cutting spending across the board (A Global Breakdown Of The Recession In 2009”, Forbes Magazine). While lower-end retailers such as Wal-Mart and TJ Maxx were able to grow and thrive during this period, higher end retailers such as Whole…

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  • Analysis Of The Dodd-Frank Act

    promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system to end “too big to fail” to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes (CFTC.gov, ND). The current state of the executive order that President Trump has initiated assess the federal independent financial regulatory agencies that Dodd-Frank administer. In 2008 the United States…

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  • Strange Currencies Analysis

    The art works displayed in Strange Currencies, in my opinion proposed a question to the audience not an answer. The artworks voiced strong messages about the catastrophic decade Mexico City endured during the 1990s. Poverty, economic crisis, social upheaval, political corruption, and a rise in violence threatened Mexico City’s culture during this time. In my opinion, the artworks were composed to make a statement about the economic and social issues toward people that did not live there. The…

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  • Outline For Financial Crisis Research Paper

    Financial Crisis and its Impact Outline I. Introduction-Thesis Statement A. To better understand the financial crisis of 2007 and its impact on financial markets and financial institutions one must get to the core to see the causes and conditions that enabled us to happen. To do this an in-depth look must be taken on the following: 1. The cause of problems for financial institutions during the financial crisis itself. 2. The impact the financial crisis had on financial market liquidity. 3. Risk…

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