CEPS and GIZ jointly established a workshop series on the EU-Asia Finance Dialogue. The aim of the project was to synergize the existing bilateral EU-Asian dialogue mechanisms and to link the political sphere to working level experts in Asia and the EU.
The primary aim of the project is to develop concrete and practical solutions for the financial industry and regulators to stabilize the financial system and to enhance long term refinancing mechanisms for development. This will be done through knowledge exchange and peer-learning of Emerging Markets (EM) representatives and European experts. The project will underpin and is supported by the GIZ initiative “Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance” within the Emerging Market Sustainbility Dialogues (EMSD) Programme, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The target group of this project consisted of regulators/supervisors as well as industry representatives (investors, issuers, banks, etc.), especially from EM and Europe. The project will expand its scope to other emerging markets going forward, including to Brazil and South Africa among others.
The findings and recommendations resulting from the workshops and research papers will be used to implement market driven reforms in the target countries and to inform policy processes, including the Regional Consultative Groups of the G20 Financial Stability Board and the G20 finance track.
The grant agreement between GIZ and CEPS focuses on two topics, local currency bond market development and financial stability.
• Organisation of the 2nd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services: “Promoting Convergence and Investments in EU-Asian Financial Markets”, 27-29 May 2015, Hong Kong
• Expert Symposium: “Emerging Markets Dialogue on Local Currency Bond Markets & Infrastructure Finance”, Beijing, 22-24 November 2015
• Side Event to the ADB Annual Meeting: “Enhancing the Local Investor Base in Asia’s G20 Bond Markets”, Frankfurt, 3 May 2016
• Roundtable: “Activating Institutional Investors for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance in Asia”, New Delhi (India), 22 November 2016
• Roundtable: “Activating Institutional Investors for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance in Asia”, Jakarta (Indonesia), 24 November 2016
• Report entitled “Improving the Investor Base for Local Currency Bond Markets in China, India and Indonesia”, by Cosmina Amariei, Willem Pieter de Groen and Diego Valiante, August 2017.