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Distinguished public figures gathered on November 2 for the annual Barclays Asia Forum.

Now in its 11th year, Barclays Asia Forum addresses issues in business, politics and the global economy. The 2017 Forum, held in Singapore, produced unique insights from world experts on the individuals, policies and events shaping global affairs.

Speakers included Ban Ki-moon, until recently United Nations Secretary-General. He was joined by leading economists, journalists, academics and senior advisers.

The Forum covered a range of topics, including the role of major institutions, global markets, the economic outlook, nationalism, strategies in a networked world and political uncertainty.

   

Ban Ki-moon shares his thoughts on North Korea and current international affairs

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations says that the toughest-ever sanctions are largely working, but emphasised how collective support from the international community can promote peace, security, and development.

Raghuram Rajan on India, China and benign monetary policy

The former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India considers the differences between India and China and suggests that we make the most of the global economy’s current ‘everything works’ scenario.

Mohamed El-Erian: there's only so much central banks can do

The Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz says now it’s down to political implementation.

More videos from these 2017 Barclays Asia Forum speakers

Fareed Zakaria on coping with information overload

We need to block out the noise to reveal truly innovative ideas, says the CNN host and leading commentator. The challenge is to ask, What is really happening here?

Economist Sir Paul Collier on conquering complexity

Oxford Professor Sir Paul Collier says the West can learn from Asia to master complexity and create skills networks and new clusters of productivity.

Anne-Marie Slaughter on the power of networks

The head of think tank New America believes that democracy needs an overhaul but in a hyperconnected world, networks can drive change.

Barclays’ David Fernandez positive on China

David Fernandez, our Asia Pacific Chief Economist, on Chinese reforms, the impact of the change of leadership at the top of the Fed, and the risks markets face from normalisation.

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