The Role of Financial Markets in Sustaining Economic Growth in Asia

April 20, 2004
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Panel Discussion
5:30 – 8 pm

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Held at Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
388 Greenwich Street, 27th floor auditorium

Could Japan and China become a key engine of sustainable growth for the global economy? Japan may finally be emerging from its decade-long malaise, while economic growth in China continues at a solid pace. Nonetheless critics point to inefficient and underdeveloped capital markets, inflexible exchange rates, crippled monetary policy and ineffective fiscal policy as substantial hurdles for Japan and China to overcome. This panel brings together distinguished experts from the public and private sectors to explore how Asia’s leading economies can work with the U.S. and Europe to use financial markets and market mechanisms effectively to foster sustainable growth.

5:30 pm  Registration

6 pm  Introduction
Sir Deryck Maughan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup International; Japan Society Board Member

Welcoming remarks & introductory statement
Robert Rubin, Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Member of the Office of the Chairman, Citigroup Inc.

6:30 pm  Panel discussion
Lionel Barber,
U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Richard Clarida, former Assistant Treasury Secretary for Economic Policy; Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University
Gerd Haeusler, Director of International Capital Markets, International Monetary Fund
Haruhiko Kuroda, Special Advisor to the Cabinet, Government of Japan
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

7:30 pm  Q&A

8 pm Cocktail reception

This event will be held at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 388 Greenwich Street, 27th floor auditorium, followed by a cocktail reception in the 3rd floor Greenwich Rooms.

388 Greenwich Street is between Hubert & North Moore Streets. Nearest Subways (5 minute walk) are 1,9 to Franklin Street stop or A,C,E to Canal Street stop, located on the corner of Walker and 6th Avenue


  • Tuesday, April 20, 2004
  • 5:30 pm