Financial Safety Nets in Asia : Genesis, Evolution, Adequacy, and Way Forward
Abstractï»¿Financial safety nets in Asia have come a long way since the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) of 1997â€“98. Not wanting to rely solely on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) again, the Chiang Mai Initiative (CMI) was created in 2000. When the CMI also proved inadequate following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), it was first multilateralized (CMIM), and then doubled in size to $240 billion, while the IMF de-linked portion was increased to 30%. A surveillance unit, the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), was set-up in 2011. These are impressive developments, but are they enough to make the CMIM workable? Without clear and rapid-response procedures to handle a fast-developing financial emergency, it is unlikely that the CMIM will be used even as a complement to the IMF. To serve as a stand-alone option however, its size or the IMF de-linked portion of funds needs to be further increased, as does its membership to add diversity. But if AMRO could develop into an independent and credible surveillance authority, then it could lead the next rescue.
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Financial Safety Nets; Asia; global financial crisis; CMIM; IMF; AMRO; surveillance authority;
Other versions of this item:
- Hal Hill & Jayant Menon, 2012. "Financial Safety Nets in Asia : Genesis, Evolution, Adequacy, and Way Forward," Finance Working Papers 23355, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Hal Hill & Jayant Menon, 2012. "Financial Safety Nets in Asia : Genesis, Evolution, Adequacy, and Way Forward," Governance Working Papers 23355, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Hill, Hal & Menon, Jayant, 2012. "Financial Safety Nets in Asia: Genesis, Evolution, Adequacy, and Way Forward," ADBI Working Papers 395, Asian Development Bank Institute.
- F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
- F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
- F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
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