Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia

Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia

ISEAS (Yusof Ishak Institute) Webinar Series 2020-2021 : Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia

Coordinator: Nicolas Lainez (CASE, CESSMA)

This webinar series will be delivered online entirely. 

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About

This webinar series explores the transformation of financial landscapes in Southeast Asia. Within the last two decades, most of the ASEAN countries have experienced an economic boom and become more integrated with global capital markets. Financial inclusion has also significantly improved even though it remains relatively low in some countries. An important aspect of this financial transformation is the development of traditional and digital credit markets in a context where informal finance remains well-entrenched. Another key component is the rise of household debt driven by the consolidation of a young and aspirational middle-class. Regulating the new financial landscapes and managing household credit booms are critical to ensure financial stability and balancing the benefits of consumer lending with the risks of overheating. The seminar will address these pressing issues by shedding light on household debt and the evolution of formal and informal credit markets including consumer lending, digital finance, peer-to-peer lending, microfinance, pawnshops, rotative credit associations, and moneylending.

Schedule

Microfinance in Cambodia: ‘Building-back-better’ in the Post-Covid19 Era
   📅 Monday, 7 September 2020 - Singapore time, 4pm

Myanmar’s Mobile Finance Revolution? Disruption and Promise
   📅 Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Singapore time, 10.30 am – 11.45 am

The Challenges of Low-Income Debt and Moneylending in Singapore
   📅 Thursday, 5 November 2020 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Does a New Informal Credit Arrangement Improve Poor’s Welfare? The Case of Debit Card Pawning in the Philippines
   📅 Thursday, 17 December 2020 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Savings and Credit in Rural Lao PDR: With a Focus on the Village-level Savings Groups
   📅 Thursday, 14 January 2021 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Understanding People’s Use of Digital Lending in Indonesia
   📅 Monday, 15 February 2021 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Exploring Differences in Rural Household Debt between Thailand and Vietnam: Economic Environment versus Household Characteristics
   📅 Monday, 15 March 2021 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

The Production of Financial Landscapes in Cambodia
   📅 Monday, 3 May 2021 - Singapore time, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Transformation financière, les marchés du crédit et la dette des ménages en Asie du Sud-Est