Friday, 17 December, 1999, 16:31 GMT
ASIAN ECONOMIC WOES
Asian tigers: Losing pride
Run down of how five Far East economies have coped with the turmoil of the past few months
Could the Asian crisis turn into a global slump?
Political leaders used to worry about nuclear confrontation. Now the main concern is increasingly the stability of the international financial system .. argues BBC Economics correspondent Andrew Wood.
Europe: Stocks hit
If stock markets continue to slide, economists say jobs could be at risk in a number of European countries. Robert Shortt considers the possible effects in the UK
How the financial crisis could affect you
BBC correspondents and analysts put the events of the past few months into perspective, explaining the root causes of the current crisis and charting the possible consequences for all of us.
Japan: Banking crisis
The news that one of Japan's biggest financial institutions, Yamaichi Securities, has
gone bankrupt has led to fears that Japan's troubled
economy could lead the whole world into recession. Economics analyst Richard Walker considers what has gone wrong.
South Asia: Rupee down
The recent political turmoil in India, coupled with the devaluation of many Far
Eastern currencies, has meant that the Indian rupee reached its lowest
against the dollar for 30 years Regional specialist Alastair Lawson explores the background.
Pinochet attacks 'political' ruling
Supporters of Chile's General Pinochet say international pressure was behind a court ruling clearing the way for his extradition to Spain, but his opponents are celebrating.
Thailand: The crisis starts
Gordon Corera looks at the origins of Thailand's financial problems, which have now spread to much of the rest of the region.