The Years of Living Dangerously

The Years of Living Dangerously : Asia - From Financial Crisis to the New Millennium

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Vines paints a picture of greed, ignorance and stupidity, challenging some of the well established myths about Asian economies, Asian companies, and Asian markets. He puts into perspective the events which plunged Asian economies into chaos. He tries to make sense about what happened, to explain how the crisis occured, why it was so devastating, but, more importantly what were and are the underlying forces that gave birth to the crisis and remain in place ready to cause more chaos, or at least more more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 621.42g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion Business (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752820729
  • 9780752820729

Table of contents

What they said before; was it all a mirage?; Asian values and confusion about Confucius; Asian corporate myths; other people's money; greed is good, corruption's OK ... let's make money; hallo - anyone awake there?; preparing for the next crisis; is that it, then?.show more

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Vines puts into perspective the events that led to Asia's economic crises following an unprecedented period of growth. He draws a picture of greed, ignorance and rash actions, as well as considering who is to blame, what reforms need to be made and what lessons are to be learned. He discusses which countries will emerge strongest and which will remain weak, and looks at the path that Asian economies are likely to take in the future. (Kirkus UK)show more

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