The Eurozone Crisis and Its Implications for Asian Economies

The Euro area sovereign debt and banking sector crisis poses a major threat to global economic growth and financial stability. The process of economic and financial integration in the European Union also provides an important benchmark for similar processes in Asia, although the latter are still at a much earlier stage, so it is important to understand the lessons, both positive and negative, from the EU integration process. Also, it is important to identify potential major systemic risks to Asian economic and financial stability emanating from the crisis, and what steps, including regional cooperation, can be taken to minimize the potential impact of those risks.

The objective of the seminar is to provide further insight on the factors underlying the Eurozone crisis, policy suggestions for ending the crisis, and the implications of the crisis for economic and financial stability in Asia.

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