GEG Scholar Wei Huang at T20 in Mumbai

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Gateway House (Indian Council on Global Relations) and German Kiel Institute for the World Economy co-hosted the Think 20 roundtable meeting in Mumbai on February 13, 2017. The meeting was a closed-door roundtable with a mix of experts, government officials and business leaders.

At G20 2017, Germany announced Resilience, Sustainability and Responsibility as its core vision. This covers global issues such as financial market regulation, fin-tech, trade and investment, digitization, healthcare, migration, and agriculture. The T20 meeting in Mumbai focused on developing guiding principles to foster consensus between emerging markets and developed countries on these critical issues.

The meeting included four sessions:

  1. Global Financial Markets and Regulations
  2. Digital Economy
  3. Green Economy
  4. Trade and Investment

Visiting scholar Wei Huang was a speaker at the second session and participated in all other sessions’ discussion. She mentioned that digitalization is the direction of the future, and the G20 should make use of the merits of digitalization and information technology to improve global economy in a more balanced way. She emphasized several priorities for the G20 on digital economy, such as collaboration between digital education and infrastructure, the importance of a healthy and integrative environment for digital business, and the cooperation of study of digital fiat currency among central banks.


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