The 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar

2018-09-29T21:03:30+00:00January 17, 2018|Events|

The 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2108, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Location: M Hotel, Singapore

Contact: enquiry@amro-asia.org

The 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar will be held on 23 January 2018 in Singapore. The event will comprise two sessions. The first one, chaired by AMRO Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor, will focus on the theme of how the ASEAN+3 region is gaining new strength to address structural challenges. There will be a broad review of how integration into the global economy has been a key driver of ASEAN+3 countries’ growth, and the success achieved through that approach. There will also be an exploration of what the region could do to augment its export-led growth strategy in order to achieve further catch-up and greater resilience. In the second session led by Ms Ana Corbacho, Division Chief at the IMF, participants will discuss economic cycles and macroeconomic policy synergies.

Participants include representatives from ASEAN+3 member authorities, the private sector, and other international financial institutions. Ms Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), will deliver the opening remarks.

As an annual event, this seminar provides an important platform for AMRO to consult various stakeholders on its ongoing studies, discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues, and strengthen its collaboration with the IMF.

The event is by invitation only.

08:00am – 08.30am:  Registration

08:30am – 08.40am:  Welcome Remarks by Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director (Monetary Policy & Investment, Development & International, Fintech & innovation), Monetary Authority of Singapore

08:45am – 10.30am:  Session 1: Gaining New Strength for Structural Challenges

Chair: Hoe Ee Khor, Chief Economist, AMRO

Speaker: Chuin Hwei Ng, Group Head and Lead Specialist, AMRO

Discussants:

  • Ayhan Kose, Director, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
  • Jayant Menon, Lead Economist (Trade and Regional Cooperation), Asian Development Bank
  • Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Q & A

10:30am – 11.00am:  Coffee break

11:00am – 12.45am:  Session 2: Economic Cycles and Macroeconomic Policy Synergies

Chair: Ana Corbacho, Division Chief, IMF

Speakers:

  • Jay Peiris, Deputy Division Chief, IMF
  • Manrique Saenz, Senior Economist, IMF

Discussants:

  • Sing Beng Ong, Chief Economist ASEAN, JP Morgan Singapore
  • Zeno Ronald R. Abenoja, Director of Economic Research, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Q&A

12:45pm – 1:00pm:  Closing Remarks by Hoe Ee Khor. Chief Economist, AMRO

1:00pm:  Lunch Buffet

AMRO, IMF Co-host Seminar on ASEAN+3 Regional Macroeconomic and Financial Issues

Representatives from ASEAN+3 member authorities, the private sector, and international financial institutions attend the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar in Singapore on January 23, 2018.

Singapore, January 23, 2018 – The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today co-hosted the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar in Singapore.  This annual event is an important platform for AMRO to consult various stakeholders on its ongoing studies, discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues, and strengthen its collaboration with the IMF.

Participants included representatives from ASEAN+3 member authorities, the private sector, and other international financial institutions. Ms Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivered the opening remarks.

Ms Jacqueline Loh (first from right), Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivers the opening remarks at the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar.

In the first session facilitated by AMRO Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor, AMRO presented a broad review of how integration into the global economy has been a key driver of ASEAN+3 countries’ growth, and what the region could do to augment its primarily export-led strategy in order to achieve further catch-up and greater resilience. In the second session led by Ms Ana Corbacho, Division Chief at the IMF, participants discussed economic cycles and macroeconomic policy synergies.

This Joint Seminar also served as a consultative session for AMRO on the theme “Resilience and Growth in a Changing World”, which is also the theme of AMRO’s upcoming flagship report ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook (AREO) 2018. This seminar provided AMRO with valuable comments and insights on this theme from ASEAN+3 member authorities, as well as specially-invited participants including senior policymakers, academics and economists from the region.

The AREO 2018 will be launched at the side of the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Manila in May 2018. As an annual flagship publication, the report covers both the near-term regional economic outlook and a thematic chapter of policy interest.

Representatives from ASEAN+3 member authorities, the private sector, and international financial institutions attend the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar in Singapore on January 23, 2018.

 

Ms Jacqueline Loh (first from right), Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivers the opening remarks at the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar.

The chairing panel of the 5th AMRO-IMF Joint Seminar. From left to right: Ms Chuin Hwei Ng, AMRO Lead Specialist; Dr Hoe Ee Khor, AMRO Chief Economist; Ms Ana Corbacho, Division Chief, the IMF; Mr Jay Peiris, Deputy Division Chief, the IMF; and Mr Manrique Saenz, Senior Economist, the IMF.