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State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
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Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Rana Foroohar on How Finance's Growth Is Bad for Business

Rana Foroohar speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In this interview, the Turkish-American journalist also tells Asia Blog what disturbs her about the Trump administration.

How Durreen Shahnaz Became a Social Entrepreneur — Without Even Knowing It

Durreen Shahnaz speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Winter Meeting on February 10, 2015. (Juliana Thomas)
Current Affairs

The pioneering Bangladeshi businesswoman describes how "impact investing" can combine financial return with improving lives.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Talks Banking, Politics, and Surviving an Assassination Attempt

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Appearing in conversation with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society on Tuesday, Shaukat Aziz reinforced his belief that free trade would help foster peace in the volatile region.

India Finance Minister Bullish on Country's Economic Prospects

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers an address at Asia Society New York on Monday, in a program that also featured Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun Kumar Sing, CII President Naushad Forbes, and Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Finance Shaktikanta Das. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

In an appearance at Asia Society New York, Arun Jaitley addressed challenges to India's economy but maintained his optimism that rapid growth will continue.

Can the Other 'Asian Giants' Deal With China's Slowdown?

Visitors have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

DBS Group Research Managing Director Timothy Wong discusses economic reforms in China, India, and Indonesia, and what opportunities and perils lie ahead.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Indonesia: Rupiah May Have Rallied, But Jakarta's Policy Decisions Still Bear Scrutiny

An Indonesian clerk holds stacks of Indonesian rupiah notes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta on Sept. 4, 2013. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.

Book Excerpt: 'The Billionaire's Apprentice' by Anita Raghavan

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Anita Raghavan's new book is a riveting account of the rise and fall of an Indian American finance icon and the unveiling of the Galleon Group scandal. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, June 6.

Interview: Anita Raghavan Gives Insider's Take on Insider Trading Scandal

Business

The author of a new book about the Galleon Group insider trading scandal says, "The elephant in the room about this story ... was the number of South Asians who were caught up in this case." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, June 6.