Financing Asia’s Future Growth
The growing size and financial power of developing Asia is transforming the global economic landscape. The region is in the midst of a structural transition toward a new growth paradigm in which productivity growth will play a larger role. Having a financial system that efficiently allocates capital to its most productive use will be vital to support efficient and inclusive growth.
Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will unveil the findings of the Asian Development Outlook 2015 (ADO), ADB’s flagship economic publication. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia, with growth projections by country and region.
The ADO special theme chapter on Financing Asia’s Future Growth will explore the role of developing Asia’s financial system in sustaining its growth, while also examining ways to make the system more inclusive and stable.
Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Juzhong Zhuang joined the ADB in 1997, and is currently works in the Economics and Research Department. His division produces policy research on long-term development issues facing Asia and the Pacific and supports ADB’s operations to strengthen the economic rationale of its lending and non-lending projects and programs. He has written extensively on Asian development.
Mark Bowman, Director General, International and EU at HM Treasury
Mark Bowman is responsible for advancing the UK’s economic and financial interests internationally. He leads HM Treasury’s work with foreign finance ministries, central banks and international institutions; and is the UK’s Finance Deputy at the G7 and G20. He is also a member of the Treasury’s Executive Management Board. Mark re-joined the Treasury from the Department for International Development (DFID) where he spent two years as Director General, Humanitarian, Security and International Finance.
Madhur Jha, Senior Global Economist at Standard Chartered Bank
Madhur Jha responsibilities involve providing a comprehensive and thematic overview of key macroeconomic developments globally. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Madhur worked at HSBC in London for six years, primarily as a global economist. She also gained experience in emerging-market economics research from her stints as a CEEMEA economist at a leading research consultancy in London and as an FX economist at ICICI Bank in India, where she also worked in FX derivative sales.
Shazali Sulaiman, Partner at KPMG, Brunei Darussalam
Shazali Sulaiman specialised initially in the shipping and insurance industry and later in the banking and finance industry. He is the Chairman of the Brunei Darussalam International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also a member of three working Ministerial Committees: Committee for Economic Recovery, Committee for Banking and Finance and Committee for Facilitation.
Moderated by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House
Michael heads the Asia House team in delivering thought leadership and market intelligence on Asia to some of the UK’s biggest companies. Prior to joining Asia House, he spent 18 years at Reuters, the international news organisation, where he held several senior positions over the course of his distinguished career, including Global Editor and Managing Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Michael was part of the team that delivered Reuters’ distinguished coverage of the Iraq war, and he ran the region through the turbulent years that followed.
This event is held in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Tea and coffee will be served from 15:00 and the conference will be followed by a networking reception.
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