Finance Sector Development: Events

See events related to finance.

January 2015

March 2015

July 2015

  • This seminar examines the downfall of the Bank of Amsterdam, which was the dominant central bank in Europe for much of the 18th century, showing how extraordinary policy actions by the Bank over the period 1781-1784 caused it to become policy insolvent, using a new reconstruction of the Bank's balance sheet. The seminar will conclude with a discussion of the implications of this episode for modern central banks.

January 2015

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

  • 25 - 26 September 2014 Innovative Financial Inclusion Solutions for the Real Economy Auditorium A and B, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
    This learning event will showcase the work of a range of financial inclusion market participants to staff working on inclusive finance from both HQ and ADB's resident missions.
  • 9 - 11 September 2014 GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2014 Raffles City Convention Centre, Swissôtel the Stamford
    Welcoming trade and export finance leaders from across Asia and beyond, GTR’s Asia Trade Finance Week has cemented its place as the world’s largest trade finance gathering.

June 2014

  • Drawing lessons from recent financial crises, the existence of a continuously updated contingency plan or preparedness has been shown to be an essential component of financial supervisors' tool kit for addressing financial disruption or crisis. This course, hosted by the Financial Supervisory Commission of Cook Islands, is intended to give participants an understanding of the options and alternative actions that can be taken in dealing with problem banks and what supplementary measures are available if the problems are not satisfactorily addressed.

May 2014

  • This program, hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, is designed to examine the structure of derivative products, how they are traded and priced, and their underlying risks. The seminar aims to assist regulators with
  • Given that inflation in the eurozone has been falling since late 2011 and has been below 1% since October 2013, this seminar will assess the current risk of deflation for the eurozone. What are the drawbacks of low inflation? Could there be negative consequences for undermining the trust in the ECB's ability to keep inflation close to 2% in the medium term? Which monetary policy tools are at the disposal of the ECB to influence inflation, in particular in the core countries of the eurozone, and what would be the effectiveness and possible side effects of the deployment of these tools.
  • This seminar, hosted by ADB, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, is an intensive, intermediate-level course based on risk-management and analytical concepts that apply across most all of financial supervision. The program emphasizes risk-focused supervision of banking organizations as well as common analytical and supervisory techniques. Presentations, case studies, and small group discussions form the centre of this course. Keynote speakers offer timely and relevant discussions of current issues facing supervisors.
  • In this seminar, Julia Fung-Yee Leung will deliver a lecture on RMB internationalization and the development of an offshore RMB market in Hong Kong, China. Julia Fung-Yee Leung is Fellow, Harvard University Asia Centre, Julius Fellow, Chatham House, UK and Senior Advisor, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. ADBI website

April 2014

  • This conference will present the below studies and improve them through discussion among experts in the field of financial regulation, integration, and inclusion.
  • The purpose of this policy dialogue is to identify the likely path and trajectory of the ever increasing internationalization of the RMB, and in turn provide the indications as to the likely impact of such a major development on the current make-up of the international monetary system as well as its implications for developing a common and enhanced Asian voice in international monetary affairs. ADBI website
  • This training program, hosted by Capital Market Development Authority of Maldives, covers best practices in roles and responsibilities of directors in order to promote investor confidence and meet stakeholder expectations. It outlines the balance of skills, experience and independence required at director level that is appropriate to the nature and extent of company operations. Various structures of boards will be examined and how director's performance should be assessed.

March 2014

  • 28 March 2014 Currency Internationalization: Lessons and Prospects for the Renminbi Peking University, People's Republic of China
    The People's Republic of China's high economic growth in the past several decades and its increasing economic integration with other countries have led to a significant increase in its importance to the global economy. This naturally begs the question on the role that its currency, the renminbi, will play in international trade and finance. This conference will present and discuss the final drafts of the commissioned studies on the prospects of the internationalization of the renminbi.
  • The Financial Services Agency (FSA) is accelerating its activities to strengthen cooperative relationships with other Asian financial authorities to enhance financial infrastructures (e.g., laws and regulations, stock exchanges, know-how on financial policy planning and implementation). Such activities include mid- and long-term staff exchange programs through a new FSA's facility, Asia Financial Partnership Center, which will serve as a knowledge hub for financial regulators in Asia.
  • The 2014 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion will provide an opportunity to review trends, recent achievements, and challenges and opportunities related to financial inclusion and discuss how these developments are impacting different markets. The forum will strengthen capacities of government officials from developing member countries of ADB in implementing financial inclusion initiatives, as well as to provide policy suggestions in promoting financial inclusion in the region.
  • This roundtable examines the challenges and risks facing Asian capital markets as the global financial system transitions toward the path of greater financial stability. Key issues to be discussed are the implications of less accommodative monetary policy in the US to Asia, as well as other global issues of relevance to Asia such as the phasing in of higher global financial regulatory reforms and standards, and impact of financial globalization and liberalization.
  • 11 March 2014 Eminent Speakers' Forum: Abenomics and Lessons for Structural Reform in Asia's Financial Markets Auditorium A, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor of Economics at Keio University and expert on Japanese monetary and fiscal policy, discussed Abenomics and lessons about structural reform in Asia's financial markets. Background Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic platform--Abenomics--is a "three arrow" policy package based on

February 2014

  • This seminar covers four areas of financial market education -- financial literacy, investor education, building capacity through financial market intermediary education and upskilling company directors. The course examines the various models used by financial regulators in the region to deliver education and training. Participants will learn how to develop a budget for their education programs incorporating the use of IT related applications such as online programs and social media.