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Published Date: 23 July 2002

MAS Lecture 2002 - Fostering Closer Interaction and Dialogue Amongst Key Players in the Financial Sector


23 July 2002, Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be holding its second MAS Lecture on Thursday, 25 July 2002 at Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore.  The second of an annual series, the Lecture provides a platform for a distinguished and leading member of the international financial community to speak to a gathering of central bankers, financial supervisors and financial professionals on issues of current interest and importance.  It is part of MAS' continuing drive to foster closer interaction and dialogue amongst key players in the financial sector and to develop and sustain a vibrant financial community.  MAS launched the annual MAS Lecture series in March 2000.  The 2001 Lecture was postponed in the aftermath of September 11.

2   The keynote speaker for MAS Lecture 2002 is Mr Robert Rubin, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Member of the Office of the Chairman of Citigroup Inc.  Mr Rubin, who was the US 70th Secretary of the Treasury, is well-regarded and highly-respected in the financial community.  He will be speaking on the topic "The Conflicts around Globalisation: A Framework for Going forward". 

3   The MAS Lecture 2002 will be attended by central banks governors in the region and more than 300 diplomats, senior representatives from local and foreign financial institutions and officials from the public sector.

4   Audio and video recordings of the MAS Lecture will be made available at MAS' website.  Internet users can download the recording from 3.00 pm on 25 July 2002.