The economic history
of Southeast Asia as a whole
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The environmental history of Southeast
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The 1997-98 financial crisis in
Southeast Asia as a whole
- For the dragons of Southeast Asia, the same
- By Philip Shenon, New York Times, 3
January 1995. 1995 looks like it will again be a boom year for
the Southeast Asian economy. This growth due to low wages for
the majority of workers coupled with an increasingly wealthy
minority of middle-class consumers.
- Statement on Cooperation for the Sustainable
Development of the Mekong River Basin
- 4 April 1995. On 5 April 1995, governments of the lower Mekong
Basin, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, will participate
in the signing of the agreement for Cooperation in the Sustainable
Development of the Mekong River Basin. Here a statement of concern
by the NGOs of Thailand.
- Governments decry U.S., European speculators
- From Workers World, 14 August 1997.
Governments at ASEAN meeting accuse US and European speculators
for the financial instability. Re. George Soros and US Secretary
of State Madeleine Albright.
- Hacking At Heroin's Mother Lode
- By Warren Richey, The Christian Science
Monitor, 6 May 1998. The Golden Triangle, a remote region
where the borders of Burma, Laos, and Thailand meet, is the
major world source for heroin, half the world's supply. The
hypocrisy of Burma's anti-opium campaign. Militias buy arms
and maintain their guerrilla struggle through heroin sales.
- Human costs of the Asian crisis
- By Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network Features, 22 October 1998.
Imposition of Western macro-economic policy on Asia.
- Bad news for S.E. Asia on economic front
- By Amit Baruah, The Hindu, 12 July 2001.
Singapore. Indonesia and the Philippines have revised their
2001 GDP forecasts downwards. The drop in global demand for
electronics; the sharp slowdown in major economies (U.S. growth
in the first quarter was only 1.2 per cent, as companies run
down inventories in the midst of a sharp drop in demand).