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Program of Seminars

BBC World Debate—Rescuing the Global Economy: What Next?


Friday October 12, 2012 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.*
Tokyo International Forum Hall C

World Debate
Moderator
Nik Gowing,
BBC World News

Panelists

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde
Managing
Director,
IMF

Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble
Federal Minister of Finance, Germany

Peter Orszag

Peter Orszag
Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup

Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, India

Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing
Moderator,
BBC World News

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Overview

The global recovery has suffered more setbacks this year and risks remain high. Growth has disappointed around the globe. A key reason appears to be that policies in major economies are failing to rebuild confidence. The euro area economy has contracted while activity decelerated too in other major advanced economies such as the United Kingdom and United States. Major emerging economies have suffered slower growth, notably, China, Brazil and India, so what will it take to get the global recovery back on track?

The Debate will begin with a discussion of the current global economic situation. It will then assess the possible consequences of failing to adequately address the challenges the global economy faces. We’ll move on to look at the policies in place around the world to deal with the ongoing economic challenges and discuss what more should be done before attempting to draw some conclusions about the best way forward.



This session will be broadcast (at a later date); audience members should be in their seats no later than 12:45 p.m when the doors will close.