Joining Asia House for an exclusive interview straight from the G20 finance ministers’ meeting, Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati outlined that growth prospects for Indonesia look positive.
The UK’s “full exit” from the EU will probably take a decade to complete, Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former European Trade Commissioner, told Asia House in an interview following a briefing for corporate members.
Government policies alone will not close the gender gap in the work place nor address talent shortages in science and technology, both of which are holding back the growth of economies across Asia. A change in attitudes and in the workplace culture and environment, grassroots efforts and concerted initiatives by schools and businesses are also critical to achieving gender equality, delegates at the conference titled The Female Economic Growth Factor, held at Asia House, were told.
In an exclusive interview with Asia House, the former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner put forward his opinions on the TPP, as well as discussing topics including potential US-China trade tensions and the road ahead for global trade. The interview followed a briefing for Asia House corporate members.
Discussion points at Wednesday's briefing with UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox included the feasibility of transferring existing EU free trade agreements (FTAs); the prospect of new FTAs with key Asian markets; and the UK’s future relationship with the World Trade Organization.
John Alty, Director General, Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, briefed Asia House corporate members on the process of delivering an independent trade policy for the UK once it leaves the EU.
The ADB's Vice President will outline Asia's priorities in order to maintain its growth momentum.
Dr. Joachim von Amsberg will exclusively brief Asia House corporate members.
Dr. Joachim von Amsberg, AIIB’s Vice President, Policy and Strategy, will speak at Asia House.
Sri Mulyani joined Asia House corporate members straight from the G20 finance ministers’ meeting.
The former WTO Director-General also discussed the Brexit process, naming it “long and complex”.
The Bank’s Chief Economist also warned of the ‘catastrophic consequences’ of a global trade war.
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