Ernest Addison, Jingdong Hua and Vera Songwe at the launch of the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums — By on September 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM

We are pleased to announce that Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison, governor of the Bank of Ghana, Jingdong Hua, vice-president and treasurer of the International Finance Corporation, and Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the United Nations economic commission for Africa, will join the panel discussion and moderated Q&A session at the launch of the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index on Thursday 11 October 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. They will talk about capital market development and economic expansion in Africa, as well as delivering financial services to spur inclusive growth.

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Now in its second year, the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index records the openness to foreign investment of countries across the continent. The index is a premier indicator of the attractiveness of Africa’s capital markets, for use by policy-makers, investors and asset managers around the world. Since its inception in 2017, the index has been the benchmark used by most countries to reflect on the state of their financial markets and what actions they need to take in order to attract foreign direct investment.

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The launch will take place at the Inaya Putri Bali from 07:15-08:40, alongside the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meetings. It will feature a presentation of the report and key findings, followed by a panel discussion and moderated Q&A session.

The venue is a short drive from the IMF conference centre. Dedicated shuttle buses will also be available to take attendees to the IMF conference centre after the meeting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mercedes Ernst. We look forward to seeing you in October.

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