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Non-Performing Loans in East Asia and the Pacific: Practices and Lessons in Times of COVID-19

October 27, 2021

Kuala Lumpur


  • Bank Negara Malaysia, the Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM) and the World Bank invite you to a  webinar and launch of the World Bank report entitled “Non-Performing Loans in East Asia and the Pacific: Practices and Lessons in Times of COVID-19”. Key findings and conclusions from the report will be presented in areas such as the practices and quality of loan portfolios in the banking sector of EAP jurisdictions and the main vulnerabilities surrounding credit markets that may negatively impact the credit quality of banking portfolios. The panel speakers will discuss challenges policymakers will face as borrower relief mechanisms are withdrawn, considerations in managing effective exit strategies and options available for resolving any anticipated increase in NPLs.

  • Opening Remarks

    • Fraziali Ismail, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
    • Rafiz Azuan Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM)
    • Hassan Zaman, Director East Asia and the Pacific Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group

    Presentation: “Non-Performing Loans in East Asia and the Pacific: Practices and Lessons in Times of COVID-19” 

    Panel Discussion

    • Jose Recon Tano, Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) [PRESENTATION SLIDES]
    • Dermot Monaghan, Senior Financial Sector Expert, International Monetary Fund [PRESENTATION SLIDES]
    • Kong Chi-Nang, Co-head of Principal Investments Asia – Greater China & SEA, Pepper Financial Services [PRESENTATION SLIDES]
    • Miquel Dijkman (moderator), Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group

    Q&A Session and Closing of Program


  • Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Kuala Lumpur)