The outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is bright. Many countries continue to grow, helped by healthy business activity and robust government policies. But new challenges are manifold. Commodity prices have remained low, limiting resources in commodity-exporting economies when public and social spending needs are high. Technological and financial innovation are pushing at the frontiers of modern life, but also put new demands on supervision, regulation, and policy making. 

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The IMF Book “The ASEAN Way” was launched at a seminar, jointly organized by AMRO, IMF and MAS on 17 Dec. The book analyses the economic and policy transformation of the ASEAN-5 economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand) after the Asian Financial Crisis and how a variety of global risks will continue to test the group and their economic resilience.

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Seminar and Book Launch on 17 Dec 2018
Video: Fifth STI Directors of Training Meeting on February 28 - March 1, 2019
IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, met Singapore PM, Lee Hsien Loong, at the ASEAN Summit and thanked him for Singapore's generous support of STI.

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Happenings at STI

20 years of Capacity Development in Singapore

The IMF-STI Executive Committee met on 14 Dec 2018 to review STI’s past activities and discuss plans and priorities for 2019. We are grateful to our sponsors and collaborators for their support in the past 20 years and look forward to more years of raising the capacity of the countries in the region.

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Mr. Kentaro Ogata (Ministry of Finance, Japan) and Mr. Ng Yao Loong (Monetary Authority of Singapore) receiving the 20th Anniversary Brochure from Mr Stephan Danninger (STI)

20 years of CD in Singapore









I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the IMF team in their excellent performance. The role playing was very impressive and very close to the reality. 

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Participants’ Comments - Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (ST18.23)




The High-Level Peer-to-Peer Forum on Monetary Policy in the ASEAN countries held in Singapore on July 9-10, 2018, was an extraordinarily well-organized and effective event. Representatives from ASEAN central banks gave detailed and transparent policy presentations on their different approaches to inflation targeting. The exchange of views (with the IMF and other international experts)—whether related to upcoming global challenges or local policy implementation—represented genuine progress toward improved monetary policy in the region.
Please see Professor John Taylor’s Keynote Speech → Link

"I was privileged to have joined the course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics in Siem Reap during the last 2 weeks. It is actually an eye-opening training course, equipped with useful tools for detailed analysis of each main sector in the economy. As a policy maker, this tool is very important in keeping me informed of the condition of an economy and where necessary, introduce the most suitable policy/remedy to bring the economy back on track.”

Narin Kruy, Deputy Director,
Ministry of Economy and Finance

“Thank you for the two week MDS Course. It is very useful in many ways: it is more practical since there are workshops following each lecture. The lectures cover all sectors in the economy and emphasize the linkages between them. That is how we can conduct proper macroeconomic diagnosis. Lecturers are very experienced. I am confident that I will be able to apply the techniques and concepts I learnt from this course, to the context of Cambodia economy.”

Mon Sreyleak, Section Chief,
National Bank of Cambodia


Professor John B. Taylor

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Diagnostics Course in Siem Reap said:

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