Anwar to talk on Managing Volatility in Turbulent Markets

Kuala Lumpur, 16 April 1998

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim will speak on "Managing Volatility in Turbulent Markets" in his opening address at an international conference of the same title, to be held here on May 18.

The one-and-a-half day conference organised by the Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) of the Securities Commission (SC), Malaysia, will be held in conjunction with the meeting of the International Organisation of the Securities Commission (IOSCO) Emerging Markets Committee (EMC) scheduled for 18 to 21 May 1998 in Kuala Lumpur. The committee with 63 members, comprises emerging markets regulators from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. It is chaired by the Chairman of the Securities Commission, Malaysia, Dato' Dr Mohd. Munir Abdul Majid.

Dato' Munir will give the welcome address at the conference and also chair the panel discussion on the Global Integration of Financial Markets.

The conference is designed to give participants a clear overview of the present economic crisis and its contagion effect, how regulators respond to issues of volatility aand confidence, experts' opinions on lessons to be learnt, and steps to manage its recurrence. It will cover three main topics: International Transmission of Volatility, Managing Capital Flows and Stock Market Volatility and Global Integration of Financial Markets - Challenges for Securities Regulators of Emerging Markets.

Speakers at the two day conference include Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Poland who will speak on the Spillover Effects on European Markets and Chairman of the Commisao de Valores Mobiliarios, Brazil who will speak on the Spillover Effects on Latin American Markets.

Other speakers include personalities like Robert Schiller of Yale University, USA, Dr David Folkerts-Landau of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & Co, UK, David White of Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong and Alastair Clark of Bank of England.

The topics they will cover will range from macroeconomic policies to impact of portfolio capital flows on emerging equity markets and managing systemic risks.

The discussion led by Dato' Munir will include views from the Secretary General of Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand and the Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

The closing date to register for the conference is 4 May 1998. For more information, please contact Ms Sharizan Shaharudin at tel: (603) 250 7598 or fax: (603) 252 3693.


Issued on behalf of the Securities Commission. For assistance, please contact the Corporate Affairs Department, tel. no. 250 7513 (Ann Teoh) or tel. no. 259 7184 (Sarina Ariffin).
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