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The chastening : inside the crisis that rocked the global financial system and humbled the IMF

Author: Paul Blustein
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the late 1990s, despite a spectacular stock market boom in the United States, all was not well with the global economy. In rapid succession, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea spiraled toward economic collapse as international bankers and money managers lost confidence that these nations could repay their debts and maintain the value of their currencies. And as the Asian financial crisis smoldered and flared,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blustein, Paul.
Chastening.
New York : Public Affairs, ©2001
(OCoLC)647375546
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Blustein
ISBN: 1891620819 9781891620812 1586481819 9781586481810
OCLC Number: 47136723
Description: xvi, 431 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Committee to Save the World --
Opening the Spigot --
Winnie the Pooh and the Big Secret --
Malignancy --
Sleepless in Seoul --
The Naysayers --
The Bosun's Mate --
Down the Tubes --
Getting to Nyet --
The Balance of Risks --
Plumbing the Depths --
Stumbling Out --
Cooling Off.
Responsibility: Paul Blustein.

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This is a behind-the-scenes look at the International Monetary Fund during the financial crisis of the late 1990s. It is based on interviews with more than 200 officials at the IMF, the World Bank,  Read more...

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Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2002 "Gets way behind the headlines to bring us a clear and lively story, crammed with anecdotes and background...a superbly reported and skillfully woven story Read more...

 
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