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Protecting Against Volatile Capital Flows

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This publication is a result of a meeting in Mauritius in 1997, where, at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers' request, an Expert Group was convened by the Secretary-General to recommend measures to protect countries from the destabilising effects of volatile capital flows. The Expert Group, chaired by Mr Chris Liebenberg, met in London in 1998.



Protecting Against Volatile Capital Flows summarises the Expert Group's conclusions and recommendations, including the six main lessons to be drawn from the East Asian crisis and how to reduce the probability of future crises, in terms of strengthening the surveillance of domestic financial systems in all countries, creating social safety nets, and encouraging regulatory measures. The detailed Report which was the basis for the Expert Group's discussions can be found in the Annex.

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Introduction

At their meeting in Mauritius in September 1997, Commonwealth Finance Ministers called upon the Secretary-General to convene an Expert Group to draw lessons from the East Asian experience and to recommend measures to protect countries from the destabilising effects of volatile capital flows, including those fuelled by speculation. This request was endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their 1997 meeting in Edinburgh.

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