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Published Date: 29 May 2001

MAS And IPS Host Public Lecture By Stanley Fischer, IMF

29 May 2001 - Dr. Stanley Fischer, first Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be in Singapore to give a public lecture on "Asia and the IMF".

2   The lecture, which is co-organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), will provide an in-depth analysis of the development and outlook of the Asian economies in the pre and post-crisis years. In particular, Dr. Fischer will examine the reform efforts of these economies, the problems encountered in the rebuilding process, and the shift from crisis containment to crisis prevention. The lecture will also delve into the IMF's significant role in the recovery of the regional economies since the 1997 Asian crisis. A 30-minute Question & Answer session has been scheduled at the end of the lecture.

3   The lecture, to be held on June 1, 2001 at the Raffles Hotel, is expected to attract an audience of bankers, economists and government officials. This is the first time the MAS or the IPS is hosting a public lecture by the IMF.

4   Interested parties can visit the MAS ( or IPS ( ) web-sites for more detail. They can also call Ms Cheryl Choy of the IPS at 779 2633. There is a registration fee of $50.00 per person.

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