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November 30, 1997
A country-by-country look at the economic crisis that has swept Asia, and the challenges nations face in restoring growth. (Stock market and currency changes are since Jan. 1. Currency changes versus U.S. dollar). THAILAND * Currency decline: -36% * Stock market decline: -52% * Population: 60 million. During the export boom of the early-90s, Thai banks flush with cheap foreign capital lent heavily to domestic borrowers, fueling a real estate bubble. Imports surged.
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November 30, 1997
A country-by-country look at the economic crisis that has swept Asia, and the challenges nations face in restoring growth. (Stock market and currency changes are since Jan. 1. Currency changes versus U.S. dollar). THAILAND * Currency decline: -36% * Stock market decline: -52% * Population: 60 million. During the export boom of the early-90s, Thai banks flush with cheap foreign capital lent heavily to domestic borrowers, fueling a real estate bubble. Imports surged.
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June 27, 1993 | BEVERLY BEYER and ED RABEY
Legend, literature and history have painted this spirited island nation as one of the Far East's forbidden cities. Right out of the pages of Joseph Conrad or Somerset Maugham, this was a city where opium use was rampant, all manner of vice was available for a price, and Noel Coward's mad dogs and Englishmen went out in the noonday sun. Following the island's independence from Great Britain in the 1950s, city fathers began to sanitize the place.
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January 29, 1988 | STUART AUERBACH, The Washington Post
A Cabinet-level committee has recommended that President Reagan withdraw special trade privileges enjoyed by four fast-growing Asian nations whose soaring trade surpluses with the United States have created a serious economic challenge to the Administration. Sources said the President is expected to approve the decision of the White House Economic Policy Council, which could be announced as early as Saturday and would take effect next January.
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