Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Naoyuki Yoshino provided guidance on advancing digital development in India during a roundtable with the country’s Telecom Secretary and Telecom Commission Chair Aruna Sundararajan, and other senior government officials on 11 January 2019. Dean Yoshino described ways to harvest the spillover effects to encourage private investment-driven expansion of digital infrastructure, supporting the implementation of India’s National Digital Communications Policy. The roundtable was organized by the Broadband India Forum.
Asian Development Bank Institute Dean Naoyuki Yoshino provided insights on boosting transportation infrastructure delivery in remarks to public and private sector representatives at the International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure Projects in Uttarakhand, India on 10 January. Delegates examined implementation case studies and spillover effects, identifying ways to successfully conceptualize, design, and execute projects, and improve community-level development. The conference was hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
The Asian Development Bank Institute, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and FinTechSpace jointly launched a new survey of ASEAN’s fast-changing FinTech industry on 9 January 2019. This research study will map the development of products, services, business models, and technologies used by FinTech companies in the region. The aim to provide actionable market data and analysis to regulators and stakeholders, supporting more robust and sustainable FinTech growth in ASEAN countries. The findings will be publicly revealed in late March 2019.
Scholars, researchers and central bankers examined ways to harness technological innovation to improve financial inclusion and stability during a pair of conferences at the Shenzhen Finance Institute and Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK)-Shenzhen on 11-13 December 2018. Together, they assessed policy challenges and opportunities brought by the growth of fintech like big data, cryptocurrency and digital payments, and explored how to build more effective regulatory frameworks. The conferences were sponsored by ADBI, the Journal of Financial Markets, Shenzhen Finance Institute, and CUHK-Shenzhen. Officials from the BIS and IMF were among the speakers.
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