Minister For Finance To Attend The 11th Asean+3 Finance Ministers' Meeting And 41st Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting Of The Board Of Governors, 4-5 May 2008, Madrid, Spain02 May 2008
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance will be attending the 11th ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers' Meeting and 41st Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors from 4-5 May 2008 in Madrid.
2. The ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers will be discussing regional financial initiatives including the creation of a multilateralised Chiang Mai Initiative (CMI) lending facility to address short term liquidity crises in future, as well as the new roadmap for the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI) to streamline ongoing efforts to strengthen regional bond markets.
3. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors will be discussing issues affecting the region, including the current risks posed by a global economic slowdown and rise in inflation. It will also discuss the ADB's annual report for 2007 and the ADB's Budget for 2008.
4. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.MINISTRY OF FINANCE