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Global Financial Turmoil: Impact and Challenges for Asia's Financial Systems-super-


  • Jong-Wha Lee

    (Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank, 6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines.)

  • Cyn-Young Park

    (Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank, 6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines.)


This paper examines the unfolding of the U.S. sub-prime-generated turmoil and its potential spillover effects on Asia's emerging financial systems. The sub-prime mortgage mess has revealed key structural weaknesses in the evolution of modern credit markets. Although emerging Asian financial markets have suffered only limited impact thus far, they remain open to further contagion given underlying weaknesses in the region's financial systems. Rapid financial globalization also poses new challenges as the region's largely unsophisticated banking and financial systems strive to keep up with the evolving financial environment. Policy priorities to foster regional financial stability include enhancing transparency and governance, improving risk management, strengthening regulation and supervision, and deepening and broadening financial systems, especially by developing local currency bond markets. (c) 2009 The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Jong-Wha Lee & Cyn-Young Park, 2009. "Global Financial Turmoil: Impact and Challenges for Asia's Financial Systems-super-," Asian Economic Papers, MIT Press, vol. 8(1), pages 9-40, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:asiaec:v:8:y:2009:i:1:p:9-40

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