The Economy


“You don’t want to see central banks being laden with objectives that they cannot fulfil”


“You don’t want to see central banks being laden with objectives that they cannot fulfil”

April 2015

Conversation with Alan Bollard, executive director, APEC, discussing challenges in New Zealand’s economy, multilateral partnerships and inflation targeting. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”

November 2014

Eisuke Sakakibara , former vice minister, ministry of finance, Japan, discusses quantitative easing, role of renminbi internationalisation, relationships between regulators, central banks, and ministries of finance.


“Global financial architecture, Risk management and governance”


“Global financial architecture, Risk management and governance”

June 2014

Jimmy Gurule, former US treasury undersecretary, discusses the issues banks face in compliance, expansion of AML regulations, and the value of greater bilateral inter-agency agreements.


“Governments must make progress in fiscal reforms”


“Governments must make progress in fiscal reforms”

June 2014

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former member of the executive board of the ECB, discusses lessons learnt from the sovereign bond crisis, financial integration, and the importance of credible economic policies.


“An Asian marketplace will develop by itself”


“An Asian marketplace will develop by itself”

May 2014

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, fourth prime minister of Malaysia, discusses regionalisation in Asia, inequality of free trade agreements, and China


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”

April 2014

Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor, Bank of England, discusses soundness of the banking system, focus of central banks, and impact of financial markets.


“We’ve left principles behind and gone for regulation”


“We’ve left principles behind and gone for regulation”

February 2014

Conversation with Don Johnston, former secretary general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, on


“Great economic development is always associated with an increase of inequalities”


“Great economic development is always associated with an increase of inequalities”

January 2014

Conversation with Thierry de Montbrial, CEO, French Institute of International Relations on – foreign trade and investment policies – IFRI’s establishment – modern economic inequalities