The U.S., the Eurozone, and Global Financial Markets     Print Email
Friday, 13 April 2007

The seminar addressed the implications and impact of an expanding Eurozone and global security concerns for financial markets and regulation. The Hon. Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), commented on the process of financial integration in Europe and the economy’s potential for stronger non-inflationary economic growth. Odile Renaud-Basso, Secretary of the Economic and Financial Committee and the Economic Policy Committee for the European Commission discussed the prospects for reviving economic growth. Offering a U.S. perspective, Nova Daly, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, focused on foreign investment legislation, the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), financial services regulation and negotiating with partners such as China and Europe. He noted the need for more open markets and regulatory reform. Frank Kelly, Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs, Deutsche Bank, indicated that there are new challenges for business as globalization impacts China, India and beyond. The U.S. needs to deal with issues of overlapping regulation for financial investments, changes of financial markets and costs of legislation. H.E. Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein discussed security concerns that have transformed international financial operations. The Hon. Yves Mersch, Governor of Central Bank of Luxembourg, touched on the global economic environment, the European perspective of the American housing market, the decoupling of the European market, the risks of international markets and the Euro zone. Angel Ubide, Director of Global Economics, Tudor Investment Corporation served as the moderator.

 
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