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Rollercoaster 9780273650096

Rollercoaster

The Incredible Story of the Emerging Markets

ISBN-10: 0273650092
ISBN-13: 9780273650096
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PUBLISHER: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
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Product Description: By 1998 the emerging markets, the Wild West of global capitalism in the 1990s, had turned thoroughly sour. The Latin American "Tequila Effect" of 1994 posted an advance warning of the trouble to come, but IMF intervention and short memories led to rapid and huge reinvestment in emerging market economies. In 1997 the apparently buoyant Tiger economies were sunk dramatically under a tidal wave of debt, currency collapse and stock market panic. The contagion of the "Asian flu" spread rapidly, sweeping through Russia and Latin America to major markets from Tokyo to New York, and had a knock-on effect on all the world's largest economies. By October 1998, a month after the G7 summit, an estimated $4.3 trillion had been wiped off the value of the world's stock markets in a matter of weeks. This book discusses the circumstances behind the rollercoaster rise and fall of the emerging markets, the steps taken to prevent disaster and lessons for the future. "The world is going to hell. We've got to co-operate." This was the message sent from the US Treasury to Japan's vice finance minister for international affairs on the eve of the September 1998 G7 summit. The global financial system was on the brink of disaster. Economies were crashing from Thailand to Russia, fortunes were lost in the world's financial centres and millions of jobs were axed. Disaster was eventually averted, but the shaky foundations of the world's financial architecture had been exposed. Rollercoaster tells the gripping story of the rise and fall of the emerging markets, and is relevant not only to market specialists but also to business and general readers.

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PAGES: 288
CATEGORY: Business & Economics
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