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ALIDE TURNS 40: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANKS
ALIDE President, Dr. Nicola Angelucci, in making the keynote address during the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) on January 24, 2008, noted that a group of 37 banks and development financing and promotion institutions from 16 of the region’s countries had attended a conference especially….
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COOPERATION, STRATEGIES, RELATIONS WITH EUROPE AND FINANCING STUDIED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN SMEs
The Conference of Government Officials Responsible for Latin American and Caribbean SMEs was held within the framework of the preparations for the Fifth Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union (V LAC-EU Summit, Lima, May 2008) at ALIDE Headquarters on May 13 and 14.
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Lecture by Cesar Rodriguez Battle “El Nuevo Acuerdo de Capital (Basilea II) y sus Alcances en la Regulación para la Banca de Desarrollo.


“Should state-owned financial institutions be privatized or reformed? “.
What does the future hold for state-owned financial institutions? Some urge privatization; others suggest that the wiser, more realistic course is improving their management and supervision.Neither side won the day at the 6th Annual Financial Markets and Development Conference in Washington,D.C., April 26–27, but both sides used the event—jointly sponsored by the IMF, the World Bank, and the Brookings Institution—to wrestle with the substantial challenges associated with state-owned financial institutions, review recent research and country experiences, and weigh future options.

See FMI Bulletin, page 155, Volume 33, Number 10, May 31, 2004, to read an survey of the conference.


SPEECH BY EDUARDO ANINAT “THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALISATION IN THE TRADE & FINANCIAL AREAS: A PERSPECTIVE FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”
“The Challenges of Globalisation in the Trade & Financial Areas: A Perspective from Developing Countries”, by Dr. Eduardo Aninat, Former Deputy Managing Director International Monetary Fund & Former Finance Minister of Chile, with ocation of EXIM BANK of India Commencement Day Annual Lecture.
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SPEECH BY ADB VICE-PRESIDENT OGUNJOBI PLEADS FOR ENHACED ROLE FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS
The African Development Bank (ADB) Vice-Presidente, Chief Bisi Ogunjobi said “that african development finance institutions have a vital role to play in helíng countries meet the challenges of development in the era og globalisation”. Also said “that in the years to come, the partnership between AADFI and ADB will go from strength to strength as we address the common task of serving our regional member countries and help to transform the economies, flight poverty, and confidently match forward in the Twenty-first Century. These from his point of view are the challenges facing the development finance institutions and the ADB in enhancing their relevance and effctiveness and the service of the continent.
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ALIDE’s 35th Anniversary: SPEECH BY DR. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, PRESIDENT OF THE IDB, AT ALIDE HEADQUARTERS
On January 20, 2003, during the celebration of ALIDE’s thirty-fifth anniversary, Dr. Enrique Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), gave a keynote speech on the region’s situation and prospects and the new role of the development banking system.

Dr. Iglesias pointed out in his presentation that the region is most concerned over: attaining more growth; safeguarding the macroeconomic achievements of the 90s; competitiveness; social efficiency; institutional improvement; the external opening; the integration process; and the establishment of strategic alliances in the State-market relationship.

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INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARDS OF GOVERNORS: STATEMENT BY
MR. ENRIQUE V. IGLESIAS,PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF THE INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION
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Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group
Statement by Omar Kabbaj,
President of the African Development Bank,
at the Opening Session of the Annual Meetings of the
African Development Bank Group

Kampala, Uganda
25 May 2004
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