The ASEM Finance Deputies Meeting represents an opportunity to discuss on general economic situation and on recent challenges on economic issues such as financial markets and labor markets development. Topics included:

  1. Economic situation: developments in the financial sector and real economy;
  2. Financial rescue packages;
  3. Lessons of the crisis and reform of international financial architecture;
  4. Fiscal policy response;
  5. Employment and social consequences of the crisis: policy response;
  6. Future macroeconomic challenges: beyond the crisis;
  7. Promoting international trade: trade finance;
  8. Sustainable growth path for the global economy: energy and climate change;
  9. Follow-up of ASEM Initiatives.