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Advanced Economies and Emerging Markets by Rajabahadur V. Arcot, Harry Xia, Carlos Frota, José Alves, Marcus Goncalves

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CHAPTER 15

Coping with the Global and Emerging Market Crisis

Overview

After years of robust global economic growth, the implosion in advanced economy financial centers quickly began to negatively affect emerging market economies. Financial markets froze in the aftermath of the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2008 and the emerging markets faced an externally driven collapse in trade and pronounced financial volatility, magnified by deleveraging by banks worldwide further aggravated the situation. As a result, growth of the global economy fell six percent from its pre-crisis peak to its trough in 2009, the largest straight fall in global growth in the post-war era.

The global crisis had a pronounced but diverse impact on emerging markets. Overall, ...

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