Japan’s Economic Outlook: Impact of Recent Disasters

  • 19 Apr 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tresscox, 135 King St Sydney (20F)
  • 12

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Australians have followed recent events in Japan with sympathy and concern. But how will the natural disasters and the crisis at the nuclear power stations impact Japan’s economy in the short and medium term? What effect will this have on Australia and its business relationship with Japan?

Hear from two people eminently informed on this topic. Joe Ivanovski, Head of Treasury, at AJS-NSW corporate member Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Huw McKay, Senior International Economist at Westpac, will present their outlooks on Japan’s economy for coming months and years. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from two experts in the field.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the speakers, followed by networking over drinks with fellow AJS members and colleagues from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sydney.

Speaker Bios

Joe Ivanovski, Head of Treasury at Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sydney Branch, is responsible for the Treasury team in Mizuho. He also looks after the sales and trading of FX, interest Rates and derivatives, as well as the asset & liability management of the branch's balance sheet. Joe has been with Mizuho for over 10 years.

Mizuho Corporate Bank (MHCB) is the corporate arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, the second-largest financial services company in Japan. Sydney Branch has 95 staff and focuses mainly on solutions in corporate, structured and project finance together  with  treasury/investment banking products for large Australian, Japanese and international corporate clients.

Huw McKay is the Senior International Economist at Westpac Banking Corporation, one of Australia’s four major commercial banks. Huw joined Westpac's economic team in 2000. He is Bank's spokesperson on pan-Asian economic and market issues. He has served on the board of the Australia-Japan Foundation and is the author of a number of scholarly works on Japan and China. He was recently seconded to the Australian Commonwealth Treasury as Principal Advisor Financial Markets in the wake of the Lehman Brothers failure.

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