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The 8th CF40-NRI Finance Roundtable

On Jun 7-9 2018, China Finance 40 Forum (CF40) and the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) jointly held the 8th CF40-NRI Finance Roundtable in Tokyo.

The program started with visits to some key macroeconomic management agencies. On Jun 7th and 8th,  the CF40 delegation visited the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (MEIT), Financial Services Agency, and Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS), and discussed Fintech regulation, banking transformation, financial opening, and cooperation.

On the afternoon of Jun 8th, CF40 and NRI held a press conference on the current economic situation in China.

On Jun 9th, CF40 and NRI conducted the 8th China-Japan Finance Roundtable with the theme "Challenges Facing Global Economic Recovery".

The first session was about "Global Trade Frictions and Their Impact". Professor Yu Yongding, CF40 Senior Fellow Dr. Ha Jiming, Visiting Fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs Toshiya Tsugami, and former Executive Director of Bank of Japan Nobuyuki Kinoshita made keynote speeches, during which they discussed the prospects of the China-US trade conflict, lessons from Japan-US trade frictions three decades ago and the market-based interest rate reform in Japan.

The second session was on "Monetary Policy and Prevention of Financial Risks". The keynote speakers included CF40 Senior Fellow Guan Tao; CF40 Academic Committee member and Chief Economist at Essence Securities Dr. Gao Shanwen; and Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo and former member of the Policy Committee of Bank of Japan Kazuo Ueda. These experts talked about resolution of risks caused by cross-border capital flows, the challenges of deleveraging, and lessons from Japan's financial crisis.

Wang Haiming, CF40 Secretary-General and Tetsuya Inoue, General Manager and Chief Researcher at NRI's Financial Technology and Market Research Department chaired the sessions.