A sustainable financial market development cannot be achieved without the cooperation of market participants,
including domestic and foreign investors, listed companies, and securities companies, as well as the regulatory
authorities and the entire private sector. At the regional level, it is critical for Asian countries to deepen,
integrate and safeguard our financial systems, as well as to strengthen the resilience of our collective market.
Financial openness could expose economies to both opportunities and risks.
- How will Asian countries reap the benefit of financial opening up while mitigate risks in a shifting and uncertain world?
- How can stock exchanges develop more effective ways to mobilize indigenous capital to provide funding for growth, innovation and sustainable development within the region?
- Global regulatory reform is reshaping the financial industry. How should financial institutions reorient and reshape their business models to meet new standards?
In Asia, economic integration driven by trade and investment is already under way and will lead to greater
macroeconomic benefits. Meanwhile, Asia also faces important challenges to its long-term growth prospects, such
as increased financial market volatility, rising trade tensions, and demographic change.
- How can Asian economies strengthen trade, investment and infrastructure networks to sustain long term growth amid rising trade protectionism?
- How can Asian authorities recalibrate their policy mix to support growth while preserving financial stability?
- What kind of development strategies and structural reforms do Asian countries need to ensure that economic growth leads to inclusive growth, social cohesion and sustainable patterns of production and consumption?
- How can Asian countries avoid or overcome the middle-income trap?
Over the years, Asia’s well-being has been furthered by science and technology. Both public and private sector
investment upgraded industries, fueled innovation, and increased competitiveness, putting Asia at the spearhead
of innovation and entrepreneurship. Digital innovation has accounted for nearly one-third of Asia’s per capita
growth, and appears to be associated with higher firm productivity, economic prosperity and social connections.
Moreover, innovation is important to help address global challenges, such as climate change and sustainable
- What does the fourth industrial revolution mean for Asia and how to make it count for sustainable development?
- How should the public and private sectors collaborate to handle the bumpy transition to an increasingly digital future?
- How can we make new economy connected between countries by facilitating free flow of goods, labor and data?
- How can we improve access to capital and finance for technology and innovation driven start-ups and SMEs?
- How can digitalization improve social welfare over the long run, including education, healthcare, environment, infrastructure, among others?
Yuki GAO, President, China Economic International Asset Management Co. Ltd
HUANG Shan, Deputy Managing Editor and Editorial Board Member, Caixin Media
IWASHITA Tadashi, Chairman and Representative Director, Lawson Bank Inc.
JI Weidong, University Professor of Humanity and Social Sciences,President of China Institute for Socio-Legal Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Hoe Ee KHOR, Chief Economist, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)
LI Xin, Vice President, Caixin Media; Managing Director, Caixin Global
Margaret REN, China Executive and Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
SHIOZAKI Akihisa, Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Nagashima Ohno and Tsunematsu
TAKATSUKI Daisuke, Managing Director, CVC Asia Pacific Japan K.K.
YAMAGATA Yuichiro, Chairman, Toyo Keizai Inc.
YANG Xiaojun, President, 9F Group.
YOSHINO Naoyuki, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)