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Macroeconomic adjustments and the real economy in Korea and Malaysia since 1997

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Published by Korea Institute for International Economic Policy in Seoul .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementZainal-Abidin Mahani, Kwanho Shin, and Yunjong Wang.
SeriesKIEP working paper -- 03-07
ContributionsShin, Kwanho., Wang, Yunjong., Taeoe Kyŏngje Chŏngchaek Yŏnguwŏn (Korea)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18783571M
ISBN 108932241384

The need for reform and restructuring was greatest in the financial sector, and included reforms both of corporate governance and of business practices. And the Malaysia government itself also enforced sweeping currency controls to fend off currency speculators. Although the struggle to overcome poverty continued, the region was no longer stagnant; in fact, it was one of the most dynamic in the world. Unemployment has increased to about 3 percent from 2 percent.

At the same time, Southeast Asia's export growth slowed dramatically in the spring ofdeteriorating their current account position. Let me now conclude my rather lengthy presentation. The Government and the Bank of Korea responded to these problems by injecting liquidity and introducing measures to facilitate liquidity flows to ailing enterprises. Also, financial market deterioration negatively affects investment and other productive activities, generating a vicious cycle, unless strong policy actions are taken to stop it.

Korea Economic Outlook February 25, The outlook for the first quarter moderated in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains and is expected to weigh heavily on Chinese demand for Korean manufactured goods. For the Southeast Asian nations which had currencies pegged to the U. Investment growth also slowed, partly reflecting the political uncertainty prevailing ahead of the Presidential election. Insolvent institutions had to be closed, and insolvency itself had to be clearly defined. Because of ringgit depreciation, Malaysia's competitiveness has been enhanced after taking into account the combination of the currencies of Malaysia's trading partners and correcting for inflation among the countries. Nevertheless, price growth is expected to be tempered by a growing output gap.


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Macroeconomic adjustments and the real economy in Korea and Malaysia since 1997 book

I am grateful to the Korea Management Association for inviting me to Seoul and giving me the opportunity to participate in this Conference. In the mids, a series of external shocks began to change the economic environment. President Moon Jae-in announced USD million in loans to support the tourism and shipping sectors in early February.

The fall in the exchange rate and the value of stocks hit businesses hard. So what makes this investment cycle different from previous ones? But, clearly, priority has to be on the exchange market stabilization. By mid-November, confidence became so low that foreign banks started declining requests to roll over maturing debts.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. When export demand slowed, first from outside the region and then from within, the yellow light changed to a red light, uncovering all the underlying problems.

In response, I can make a few points. Many of the liberalization measures--like raising ceilings on foreign acquisition of Korean stocks--have already been put in place. Economic Growth above Potential Output. Korea was certainly a leader in the process, in which many other countries in the region participated with considerable pride.

In addition, the level of organization necessary to coordinate a massive exodus of investors from Southeast Asian currencies in order to manipulate their values rendered this possibility remote. Openness to foreign investment and labor helped promote the development of non-resource industries.

As I mentioned at the outset, this is one question you can answer much better than I can. Once the foreign exchange market stabilizes, intervention to accumulate usable foreign exchange reserves is expected. Development money went in a largely uncontrolled manner to certain people only - not necessarily the best suited or most efficient, but those closest to the centers of power.

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Our frustration and dismay notwithstanding, a major crisis has occurred and is still very much with us. Consumption growth, already weak reflecting diminished confidence owing to the weak stock market and corporate sector bankruptcies and declining wage growth, is expected to decrease further.

Problems So, let me start with the first question: how did it happen? Questions may be asked: Why, this time around, were there so many business failures and problem banks?This volume deals with macroeconomic issues and their relation with growth in emerging economies.

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