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Banking on Asia: The United States, Japan and Asia’s Multilateral Development Banks

Chatham House, London, UK


Dr. Robert M. Orr, US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (2010-16)
Chair: John Nilsson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will argue that although the emergence of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could be seen as a challenge to the Bretton Woods order, this may not necessarily be a negative thing. Both competition and cooperation are important elements of an evolving global financial order. Its institutional governance will determine whether or not the AIIB will be a positive factor in Asia’s economic development.

This event is funded by the Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with them and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.