Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia

Author/Editor:

Malcolm Stephens

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper looks at the causes of the reduction in trade finance in South East Asian countries post-1997, with a particular focus on the role of export credit agencies. It concludes that while such agencies did not cause or prolong the problem, they did not contribute significantly to a solution. The paper also suggests some implications from events in South East Asia for both traditional debt-relief mechanisms and for the architecture of the international financial system.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/175

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451976403/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1751998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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