Asia’s voice is getting louder and the IMF—and, indeed, the world—is listening.
I am writing from Daejeon, Korea where the Fund and the government of Korea are hosting together a high-level international conference over the next two days.
The conference, entitled Asia 21: Leading the Way Forward, is an opportune time to reflect on exactly that: Asian leadership. Both the topics to be discussed and participants expected for the event speak volumes of the range and depth of expertise and experience in the region.
With broader recognition of the region’s economic, analytic and policy successes, Asia is now a leading voice in the global dialogue on economic and financial policies.
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