Asia Focus

September 2012

Challenges in Global Finance: The Role of Asia


On June 11-12, 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) held its fifth Conference on Asian Banking and Finance in San Francisco, entitled “Challenges in Global Finance: The Role of Asia.” Conference participants discussed how the ongoing economic and financial uncertainties in Europe will impact the Asian economies, banking sectors and trade flows; and how Asian banks and financial institutions themselves are addressing these issues. While the conference covered a wide range of topics, this Asia Focus summarizes underlying themes discussed over the two days.

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