World’s Central Bankers Will Attend Shanghai Meetings Next Week, IMF Says
By Kevin Costelloe|Bloomberg
Central bankers and other officials will meet at a previously scheduled conference in Shanghai on Oct. 18, the International Monetary Fund said today.
The IMF said in a statement in Washington that it will sponsor the conference with representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
The IMF said the topic is “Macro-Prudential Policies: Asian Perspectives” and that the People’s Bank of China will host the conference.
“The conference is part of the ongoing international examination of the policy challenges posed by the global financial crisis,” according to the IMF statement. It said Chinese central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan and IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be co-chairmen of the event.
The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada said none of their policy makers are scheduled to go.