The IMF’s China office has recently updated its outlook on China. It is available at http://www.imf.org/external/country/chn/rr/index.htm.
Mr. Syed will present the highlights from this update, including IMF staff’s latest projections on the Chinese economy and what policies China needs in light of the uncertain global situation. He will also discuss the role that financial sector reforms can play in rebalancing China’s growth and present a road-map for how this can be orchestrated over the next five years.
DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2011
VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy – 1, Dong Yi Jie, Sanlitun, 100600 Beijing (enter from 3rd ring road South direction) – 挪威使馆，朝阳区三里屯东一街1号 – Tel: +86 10 8531 9600
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Murtaza Syed is the Deputy Chief Representative of the IMF in China. Mr. Syed has previously covered a broad range of Asian economies, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong SAR, and Laos. He has also been involved in the IMF’s regional surveillance in Asia and its lending program with Dominica. His research interests include trade, investment, inequality, fiscal sustainability, and financial spillovers.
Mr. Syed has a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University (Nuffield College). Before joining the IMF, Murtaza worked as Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London, Senior Policy Analyst at the UNDP-sponsored Human Development Center (HDC) in Islamabad, and taught at Oxford. He blogs in Chinese at http://blog.sina.com.cn/murtaza and in English at http://murtazasyed.wordpress.com.