International Trade Relationships and Contagious Effects of Asian Financial Crisis
This paper examines the trade relationship among Pacific Rim Asian economies and the U.S. with an attempt at understanding the fundamental causes for the contagious effects of the Asian financial crisis. East Asian economies trade extensively among themselves and with the U.S. This great dependence on foreign trade and investments has considerably increased the instability of the economies and financial markets in this region. It is found that the impact of the financial crisis on a domestic economy is positively correlated with its trade relationship with foreign economies. The importance of the trade relationship is manifested in the financial markets. Results show that the returns and volatility of a stock market are significantly influenced by the markets of its major trading partners. Also, foreign exchange markets often significantly interact with stock markets, especially following the Asian financial crisis. Furthermore, the Japanese and Hong Kong markets, instead of the U.S. market, had a dominating effect on East Asian financial markets during the period of the financial crisis. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
International Trade Relationships and Contagious Effects of Asian Financial Crisis. (2000). Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 3, (3), 367-399. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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