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PUBLICATION DATE: March 04, 2002 PRODUCT #: UV1628-PDF-ENG
The Siam Commercial Bank: Weathering the Asian Storm (A) Case Solution
Thiscase sheds light on the impact that the Asian Financial Crisis had on Thailandâ€™s fourth largest bank, the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). It describes the strategy for raising additional capital in international markets of SCB, and the activities taken by the Thai government to restore confidence in the Thai financial sector.
The case allows for an investigation of how a monetary disaster combined with more rigorous government requirements may lead to a vicious cycle of non-performing loans, lack of new credit extension, and economic slowdown. Pupils can discuss what SCB can do to increase self-assurance, and whether SCB is considered an appealing investment by them.