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In 2022, we have seen further moves by central banks around the world to tighten monetary policy. Major central banks have signalled a tightening of monetary policy sooner and more quickly than investors expected with potential disruptions to financial markets and developing countries. On top of this, the war in Ukraine and the lockdowns in China due to Omicron cases have cast more uncertainties on the economic and inflation outlook for policymakers. While Asia may be better positioned to face tightening global financial conditions and weather the related uncertainties than in the past with wide-ranging policy tools and improved policy frameworks, the challenges remain daunting. What are the risks on the horizon to Asia's economies and what is the range of pre-emptive actions central banks can take?

In the longer run, Asia is on a decades-long journey to invest in a greener future and Asia's multilateral institutions will support the growing infrastructure needs in the region. The needs are huge, with estimates that green investments will need to at least double from current levels over the next decade. How are Asia's central banks playing a defining role in spurring green initiatives, and what will this do to strengthen the investment landscape?

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration & Networking
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Discussion and Lunch


  • Siddharth Tiwari (Chief Representative, Representative Office for Asia & the Pacific at Bank for International Settlements)

    Siddharth Tiwari

    Chief Representative, Representative Office for Asia & the Pacific at Bank for International Settlements

    As Chief Representative since November 2018, Mr. Tiwari heads the Bank for International Settlements’ Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Hong Kong. For over 3 decades, he has been a thought leader, global policy maker and a member of senior management teams in large, complex, global financial institutions, including the IMF, and his work has spanned across 5 continents. At various phases during his career, he has been responsible for shaping institutional responses to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID–19 and climate change; spearheading efforts to adapt existing business models to advances in technology; leading the strategy and design of global financial architecture; directing policy and lending operations; managing a large international Board of Directors; implementing deep institutional restructuring; heading multibillion dollar investment committees; managing billion-dollar budgets; and, serving a term in a senior academic appointment. With substantial experience in Asia, Mr. Tiwari has led engagement between and within international bodies (G-7 and the G20), public sector, think tanks, philanthropies, civil society, financial markets, media, and academia. Mr. Tiwari holds degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics and the University of Delhi.

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  • Anne Chiou (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Anne Chiou

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


    Anne Chiou is the Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She engages top executives throughout Asia in providing key insights and industry knowledge on strategic issues central to business developments in the region.

    Ms. Chiou brings extensive regulatory, business and policy as well as non-profit expertise. Prior to joining the Economist Group, she was Head of Programs for Business and Policy at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. She also worked extensively with senior banking executives as a regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the Global Financial Crisis, supervising large international banks. Ms. Chiou also worked in banking policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as well as supervising financial market activity under the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Ms. Chiou also formerly worked with multiple fintech start-ups, advising them of regulatory trends in Asia. Ms. Chiou has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pomona College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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