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MAS Lecture

A signature central banking event, the MAS Lecture provides a platform for a distinguished member of the international financial community to speak on issues of current interest to a gathering of central bankers, regulators and industry players from Singapore and the region.

The MAS Lecture 2009 was held on 13 November at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The distinguished speaker for the Lecture was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who spoke on "Asia to Play a Leading Role in Reshaping the Post-Crisis Global Economy". The Lecture touched on the impact of the global crisis on Asia, and the implications for the region over the longer term.

The Lecture attracted a record turnout of guests including foreign finance ministers, central bank governors, sovereign wealth fund heads, IMF and World Bank delegates. In addition, senior representatives from the Inter American Development Bank, Islamic Financial Services Board, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Temasek Holdings, as well as representatives from the public sector and financial institutions attended the Lecture.

 
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the IMF (left) with Heng Swee Keat, Managing Director, MAS
 
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