Bank Failures in the Major Trading Countries of the World: Causes and Remedies

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NOTES
1.
Doowoo Nam provided valuable research assistance for this chapter and coauthored it. Mr. Nam is a Ph.D. candidate in finance at the University of Alabama.
2.
Loan data are from Salomon Brothers, ‘‘Thai Finance Companies—To Be or Not To Be,’’ August 8, 1997.
3.
For additional information, see Bank of Thailand, ‘‘Financial development,’’ http://www.bot.or.th/supervis3.html.
4.
Data are from Krung Thai Bank PLC (http://www.ktb.co.th).
5.
In March 1997, the Bank of Thailand introduced a 100 percent LLR on doubtful or irrecoverable loans, and 15 percent LLR for banks and 20 percent for finance companies on substandard loans.
6.
According to the Bank of Thailand, on December 31, 1994, there were twenty-one finance companies and seventy finance and securities companies.
7.
The Bank of Thailand imposed a maximum credit limit for an individual and related parties to 25 percent of the financial institution’s first-tier capital.

REFERENCES

References for this chapter, which deals exclusively with the crisis in Thailand, are listed here instead of in the Bibliography of this book. Some of the sources listed here were found on the Internet. Where this is the case, Internet addresses are listed. Although it is the Thai custom to refer to Thai authors by their first names, here the family names are used for citation.


a

‘‘Asian Prospects.’’ Washington Post, August 19, 1997.


b

Bacani, Cesar, and Assif Shameen. ‘‘Devaluation 101: A Layman’s Guide to the Turmoil.’’ Asiaweek, July 25, 1997.

Becker, Gary S. ‘‘Fragile Economies and Floating Currencies Don’t Mix.’’ Business Week, September 8, 1997, 22.

Business Focus: Analysis of Thailand’s Economic Recovery Plan. Board of Investment of Thailand, September 1, 1997.

Business Focus: Economic Restructuring. Board of Investment of Thailand, September 16, 1997.

Business Focus: Q and A on Thailand’s Road to Recovery. Board of Investment of Thailand, September 23, 1997.

Butler, Steven. ‘‘It Was Too Easy to Make Money.’’ U.S. News&WorldReport, July 28, 1997, 41.


c

Caves, Richard E., and Ronald W. Jones. World Trade and Payments, 4th ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1985.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Key Concepts 5
  • 2 - Country Analysis I 17
  • Note 34
  • 3 - Country Analysis II 35
  • 4 - Summary of Failures and Near Failures, Resolutions, and Significant Incidents 59
  • 5 - Too-Big-To-Fail: an International Perspective 69
  • 6 - Prudential Regulation of Banks: is It Effective? 93
  • 7 113
  • Notes 120
  • Bibliography 153
  • Index 171
  • About the Author 175
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