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Conference on
South Asian Financial Systems at a Crossroad:
Promoting Stability and Growth
November 11 & 12, 2009,
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
11 November 2009 (Wednesday)
Inaugural Session
  • Words of welcome by Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
  • Special address by Benno Graw, Financial Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai
  • Overview of the conference by Gunther Taube, Head of Department International Regulatory Framework, Good Governance, Economic Policy, InWEnt
  • Inaugural Address by Ashok Chawla, Secretary, MoF, GOI
Session 1: The Future of Financial Sector Reforms
Chair: Rajiv Kumar, Director and CE, ICRIER
Speakers: K. P. Krishnan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, India
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B. D. W. A. Silva, Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
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Paul Joseph, I.E.S (Retd), Principal Advisor, MCX Stock Exchange
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Session 2: Strengthening Regulatory Surveillance
Chair: Hans-Bernd Schaefer, Professor at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
Speakers: Ashima Goyal, Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai
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Meir Sokoler, Member of the Board of the Israeli Supervisory Authority, IMF Advisor, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel
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Dayanand Arora, Visiting Professor, ICIRER and Professor, HTW Berlin, Germany
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Nicolas Veron, Resident Scholar, Bruegel, Belgium
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A. V. Raja, Reader, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad
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12 November 2009 (Thursday)
Session 3: Monetary Policy against the Backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis
Chair: Madhusudan Mohanty, Head of Macroeconomic Monitoring, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
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Speakers: Deepak Mohanty, Head of Economic Policy, Statistics and Information Department, Reserve Bank of India
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Raja Syamsul Anwar, Deputy Director, Monetary Assessment and Strategy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

Victor Munyama, Research Department, South African Reserve Bank

Wolfgang Modery, Advisor in Monetary Policy Stance, European Central Bank

Key note address by Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh on “Perspectives of microfinance on the backdrop of the global financial crisis”
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Session 4: High Level Panel Discussion: The Future of the International Financial Architecture
Chair : Ashok Kumar Lahiri, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank
Speakers: V. Rajwade, Former Director, CRISIL, India
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Salman Shah, Former Minister of Finance, Pakistan

Hekinus Manao, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia; member of the G 20 Working Group on Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency
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Stefanie Wolff-Hamacher, International Financial Markets, Financial Stability Board, Ministry of Finance Germany
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Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

End of conference with a vote of thanks by Ina Dettmann-Busch, Senior Project Manager, Economic Policy/Good Governance, InWEnt

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