Nearly 350 investors, issuers, intermediaries and government officials gathered at The Japan Capital Markets and Global Borrowers Congress in Tokyo on 10-11 October. The event took place on the eve of the IMF/World Bank meetings.
The Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance of Japan, Chikahisa Sumi, opened the conference with a detailed look at the JGB market. He talked about the reasons behind record foreign holdings of this asset class and he also gave an overview of Japan’s fiscal situation.
The conference was an excellent way for Japanese investors to explore various investment opportunities open to them in international markets. Issuers from regions as diversified as Eastern Europe, Unites States and Latin America talked about their funding plans and macroeconomic trends affecting their credit. The event also offered an opportunity to hear from experts on topics of prime importance to Japan’s capital markets, such as the country’s economic relations with China and the changing landscape of its energy industry.
Euromoney would like to thank the sponsors, speakers and delegates, whose support has been instrumental in making this event a huge success.
To view the presentation from the Japanese Ministy of Finance, click here.