Global Financial Centres


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — China is slowing down — some banks are facing liquidity issues and consolidation is inevitable — Southeast Asia could win back a manufacturing sector previously lost to China.


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — China will export excess capital through foreign listings on its stock markets — Hong Kong will lose dominance as China’s offshore financial centre — multinationals are still bullish on China, despite market fluctuations.


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”


“China will continue to grow despite current global economic slowdown”

November 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Andy Xie, former Chief Asia Economist of Morgan Stanley — Inflation should not be an issue in China — what does high speed rail accident say about how business is done in China — drive to get rich quick, and corruption, are key concerns, but it still has a lot of potential.


“The future of financial information, Bloomberg and exchanges”


“The future of financial information, Bloomberg and exchanges”

April 2011

Conversation with Daniel Doctoroff, President of Bloomberg, on data in a post-WikiLeaks age — challenges to New York and the New York Stock Exchange– the role of Michael Bloomberg


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – the reconfiguration of the regulatory regime – regional co-operation between regulators – the role of markets in banks’ risk management


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – government intervention in the financial markets & the changes in the tenets of capitalism – views on bank tax – the need for a national debt office


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on Luxembourg as a financial centre – coping with the crisis – balancing supervisory duties between the central bank and the banking regulator


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on what went wrong in the EU monetary policy leading to the Greek crisis – creating crisis resolution regimes