Global Borrowers & Asia Investors Forum 2011

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Click here to dowload the presentation from Chikahisa Sumi, Deputy Director General, Government Finance, Ministry of Finance of Japan

The Euromoney Global Borrowers & Asia Investors Forum once again attracted the who’s who of debt capital markets, with almost 500 issuers and investors attending. The biggest global borrowers and Asian investors gathered under the cloud of a public debt crisis in the Eurozone causing jitters and unprecedented volatility in markets.

The forum opened on Thursday morning with two of the biggest borrowers in the world – Japan and the EFSF. Chikahisa Sumi updated the audience on the current situation in Japan after the earthquake, and the outlook for public finances. Then, Christophe Frankel gave a presentation on the latest situation in the Eurozone and the measures being taken to restore confidence in the euro bond market. These addresses were followed by a panel analysing the threat of a possible collapse of the euro, the outlook for inflation and global growth, and the likely ups and downs for bond markets in the next 12 months. Further panels and technical workshops focused on the specific asset classes - FIG, Supranationals, Agencies, Emerging Markets, Corporates. On Friday, the sessions focused on Asian local markets and the thoughts of the Asian investor community. Overall, the two days of discussion reassured that bond markets are still open and functioning in Asia but nervousness remained about the wider global outlook. Throughout the two days of the forum, participants stressed that significant risks remained for markets, as well as for leading economies.

We are looking forward already to the 2012 Forum when we will reconvene to find out whether the fears for another full-blown credit crisis and the downfall of the Eurozone are exaggerated.

Euromoney would like to thank all sponsors, speakers and delegates for helping to make the Global Borrowers and Asia Investors Forum such a success once again.

Thu 15 - Fri 16 Sep 2011

Grand Hyatt