Singapore's financial, economic, and business management: analysis of the Asian Financial Crisis

Anwar, Sajid, and Hamilton, John (2005) Singapore's financial, economic, and business management: analysis of the Asian Financial Crisis. In: Proceedings of the 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Business, pp. 1-13. From: 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Business, 26-29 May, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

The Singaporean economy was affected by the Asian Financial Crisis, but its effects were masked by Singapore's approaches, and strategies, towards FDI and government investment, and to the external recognition of its robust, transparent financial system. the Asian Financial Crisis and increased competition from China have resulted in a decline in foreign investment in most Southeast Asian economies. Singapore has remained an internationally acceptable financial locality, attracting significant amounts of foreign investment. Singapore's success in (a) withstanding the Asian Financial Crisis and (b) attracting significant foreign investment since the Asian currency crisis may be partly attributed to its relatively well developed and efficient financial system. This paper examines Singapore's financial system and its key responses to the Asian Financial Crisis. The paper also empirically examines the effect of foreign investment, government spending and Asian Financial Crisis on Singaporean manufacturing sector from 1990-2002. It is shown that the Asian Financial Crisis has a significant negative effect on both the aggregate manufacturing output and labour productivity.

Item ID: 7518
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Asian Financial Crisis; Economic assessment; Foreign direct investment; Singapore financial system; Singaporean growth strategies
ISSN: 1539-722X
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 03:17
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 100%
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