SINGAPORE, April 11, 2017 – On April 5 and 6, AMRO Director Dr Junhong Chang, joined by Deputy Director Mr. Yasuto Watanabe and Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor, attended the AMRO Executive Committee (EC) meeting to present AMRO’s policy and organizational issues to the EC, the highest decision making body of AMRO composed of finance and central bank deputies from ASEAN+3 members. In particular, the EC approved AMRO’s 2016 Annual Report and the publication of AMRO’s flagship report – the ASEAN+3 Regional Economic Outlook 2017.
As the international organization supporting the implementation of Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), AMRO also participated and provided inputs to the discussion on CMIM-related issues at the ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (AFCDM+3), which is generally held in conjunction with the AMRO EC meeting. AMRO also made presentations on regional and country issues at the informal surveillance meetings of the ASEAN+3 Deputies.
AMRO was also invited to attend the ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Joint Meeting (AFMGM) on the following day, at which AMRO Chief Economist Dr Hoe Ee Khor delivered a presentation on AMRO’s perspectives on the regional economic outlook.