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Managing the Dynamics of Growth

A major forum announced by LSE and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

HONG KONG: On Friday 9 September, Hong Kong will host a gathering of speakers to discuss Managing the Dynamics of Growth. This Asia Forum has been organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in partnership with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx).

The Asia Forum, to take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, is the second forum to be organised by LSE. In March last year a successful event was held in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing on The Future for the World Economy.

The Asia Forum honorary chair will be LSE alumnus Dr Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP. Forum hosts are LSE alumnus and honorary fellow Charles Lee GBS, JP, chairman of HKEx, and Howard Davies, director of LSE.

Mr Stephen Ip, secretary for economic development and labour, SAR, Hong Kong, will officially open the Forum and deliver an introductory speech. David Eldon GBS CBE JP, chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, will deliver the keynote speech. He is also chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, senior adviser at PricewaterhouseCooper, former chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and a director of HSBC Holdings plc.

Other event participants will include representatives from HKEx; Tata Sons (India), ICICI Bank (India), the Reserve Bank of India, Deutsche Bank China, Beijing University and others. These distinguished speakers will engage with leading LSE faculty, including Professor Lord Desai, Professor Tim Besley and Professor Danny Quah to explore the future of Asia and its contribution to the world.

Professor Henrietta Moore is LSE's deputy director and co-ordinator of the Forum. She said: 'The impact of China, India and Asia as a whole on the world's economy is well recognised in the US and Europe. We will be discussing the institutional and organisational foundations of sustainable development - the foundations of markets, of trade infrastructure, of governance.

'The Asia Forum will be the annual focal point of the School's wider Asia engagement. LSE offices have recently been created in New Delhi and Beijing, and the School is pursuing a range of partnerships with leading Asian universities and corporations as well as working with governments and governmental agencies. We view these partnerships as a vital part of our global network, which allows for worldwide knowledge-exchange, policy development and scientific cooperation.'

Charles Lee said: 'This promises to be a very thought-provoking, stimulating debate. I am delighted that HKEx and LSE have been able to work together to provide an opportunity for leading thinkers to share their knowledge and experience.'

The forum will be for invited guests and media. There will also be a reception and dinner for LSE alumni only on Thursday 8 September. 

LSE and HKEx are grateful for the generous support of sponsors EDS and Cathay Pacific in enabling this important event to take place.

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LSE is the world's leading social science institution, specialising in economics, finance, law and social policy among other academic disciplines. With 7,500 full-time students, and around 70,000 registered alumni in more than 60 countries across the world, it seeks to develop intellectual and academic links internationally. The LSE Asia Forum is an annual event bringing together LSE's key partners in the region. LSE has a long-standing association with Asia and has historically attracted very talented student and staff from all major Asian countries, and been active in building partnerships with business and governments for many years. LSE has been at the forefront of the analysis of globalisation and is the alma mater of many public leaders in Asia.

HKEx is the publicly listed holding company of Hong Kong's stock and derivatives exchanges and their associated clearing houses. Its stock exchange is one of the world's ninth largest in terms of market capitalisation. HKEx provides a comprehensive range of products and services for issues and investors. Trading as well as clearing and settlement on HKEx's exchanges is fully electronic.

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New Kerala, India
London School of Economics launches Asian knowledge forum (19 Aug 05)
After opening offices in India and China, the London School of Economics (LSE) has announced the launch of an Asia Forum to discuss how Asian development can be made more sustainable. Professor Henrietta Moore, LSE's deputy director and coordinator of the forum quoted. Also mentioned LSE academics Professor Lord Desai, Professor Tim Besley and Professor Danny Quah, who will take part in the forum.

11 August 2005

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