Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance, and South East Asia
53 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Date Written: December 1998
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.
Keywords: Export credit agencies, trade finance, South East Asian countries
JEL Classification: F19, F32, F43, F49, G15, N75
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