Time of Event

Day 1: 9:00–18:00, Japan Standard Time
Day 2: 9:30–17:00, Japan Standard Time

Summary

The growing corporate bond and equity markets in Asia have witnessed remarkable growth, yet this expansion has not been fully tapped into by emerging growth companies. This shortfall has severely restricted companies’ access to vital market-based financing options, which are critical for their sustained growth and development.

Capital market financing has assumed a pivotal role in channeling resources toward fostering innovation and sustainability within Asia’s corporate sector. Asian companies have emerged as the primary users of public equity markets, raising an impressive 57% of the global equity capital in 2022. Today, they account for more than half of the total number of listed companies globally and one-third of global market capitalization.

Despite these strides, the engagement of growth companies with capital markets in Asia remains relatively subdued, with limited avenues to issue equity or bonds. This glaring disparity underscores the imperative to bolster market-based financing avenues, which is critical not only to fortify the resilience of both large and small corporations but also to provide crucial support for the ongoing green and digital transitions sweeping the economic landscape. Addressing this need is pivotal to ensuring a more robust, inclusive, and sustainable financial ecosystem in the region.

Against this backdrop, the OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia 2024 Toward the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2024 will address critical issues arising from the dynamic shifts in Asia’s financial landscape over 2 days with eight sessions.

Objectives
  • Facilitate an exchange of insights, challenges, and viable approaches toward fostering robust capital markets and financial reform in the Asian region
  • Showcase exemplary models and strategies for advancing financial systems and capital markets in line with global standards, emphasizing innovation and adaptability
  • Discuss policy frameworks and implementation strategies to fortify collaborations between the public and private sectors
  • Examine the growth of green and sustainable labeled products in Asian financial markets, focusing on policy considerations to ensure market integrity and improve data quality
Target Participants
  • Government officials from developing member countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Nepal.
  • Experts from financial institutions from both the private and public sectors, including Japan’s Ministry of Finance and Financial Services Agency, academia, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Asian Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and other international organizations.
How to Register
  • By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI
Partners
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Japan’s Financial Services Agency
  • Japan’s Ministry of Finance

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