Digital currency push in Pacific, Outlook for China post-US election
Wednesday 28 October 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.44.3
Commentary: Digital currency push in Pacific
By Bhavin Patel in London
Lotte Schou-Zibell, regional director at the Asian Development Bank, discusses the benefits and challenges of introducing central bank digital currencies in small islands. CBDC can enable financial inclusion and give unbanked communities opportunity to create credit history, critical for access to services offered by financial institutions. Pacific islands share many similarities with countries in the Caribbean, where several digital currency projects are underway.
Meeting: Outlook for China post-US election
Tuesday 10 November, 9:30-10:45 SGT
China-US relations have been deteriorating since 2017, when President Trump entered the White House. Whoever wins the November US presidential election will bring benefits and disadvantages to the world’s second-largest economy. This roundtable discusses the economic and geopolitical outlook for China, as well as the risks that the country faces going into 2021.
Request to attend the meeting.