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Regional Roundtable: Macroeconomic and Structural Policy Challenges on July 14 - 15, 2016 in Tokyo.
By Team BT        Print Edition: July 3, 2016


WHAT: Financial Clinic for MSMEs: Facilitating Businesses for Sustainability

WHEN: June 23 (Mumbai); July 13 (Bengaluru); August 10 (Kolkata); August 30 (Hyderabad)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The events will be held to provide assistance to regional MSMEs in getting the right fund provider as per their specific financial needs. Senior government officials and industry stalwarts will participate in panel discussions at the summit.

World Affairs

WHAT: 8th Annual Session of the UN Governing Bodies Secretariat

WHEN: June 30-July 1, 2016, Washington D.C.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The group comprising 25 UN agencies and the IMF will engage in discussions related to corporate governance, meeting structures, gender inclusivity, inter-agency staff exchanges and sustainable development goals.

Tackling NPAs

WHAT: ARCON-2016: Second Summit on ARCs

WHEN: July 1, 2016, Mumbai

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The summit will focus on greater synergy between banks and asset reconstruction companies - the challenges in restructuring of assets, measures for strengthening the legal framework and review of the existing rating of security receipts - and deliberate on the constraints being faced by ARCs and measures to improve their functional effectiveness.

A Home for All

WHAT: Cities and Middle Income Countries: Making Cities More Liveable

WHEN: July 12, 2016, Singapore

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The event, hosted by ADB and the National University of Singapore, will focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by rapid urbanisation in middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Labour Intensive

WHAT: Regional Roundtable: Macroeconomic and Structural Policy Challenges

WHEN: July 14 - 15, 2016, Tokyo

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The event will discuss macroeconomic and structural policy actions, including women participation in the workforce and better access to finance for SMEs, to address challenges from the prolonged period of slow growth since the 2008 financial crisis.

Made In Afghanistan

WHAT: Trade, Commerce and Investment Opportunities in Afghanistan

WHEN: July 14-15, 2016

WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Made in Afghanistan conference and exhibition will bring together stakeholders, including ministers, government officials, heads of private and public sector companies on a common platform to share and showcase business opportunities for companies from both countries.

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