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The Financial Crisis of 2008 and the Developing Countries

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Following the financial crisis that broke in the US and other Western economies in late 2008, there is now serious concern about its impact on the developing countries. The world media almost daily reports scenarios of gloom and doom, with many predicting a deep global recession. This paper critically discusses this and concludes that as far as the developing countries are concerned, a bit more optimism may be warranted.

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  • Wim Naudé, 2009. "The Financial Crisis of 2008 and the Developing Countries," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2009-01, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    Economic assistance and foreign aid; Economic development; Financial crisis; Globalization; International finance; Loans; Foreign;
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