Finance minister a part of global economy meetings

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Finance Minister Grant Robertson will attend a series of international economic meetings and bilateral engagements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea over the coming days.

Minister Grant Robertson is attending the IMF/World Bank annual meeting in Bali from October 12-13.

There he will have a series of engagements including meetings with counterparts, ratings agencies and officials from the World Bank and IMF.

He then travels to Malaysia from October 14-15. He is meeting Malaysia Finance Minister Lin Guan Eng, Economy Minister Azmin Ali, and Youth and Sports Minister Syed Siddique. He is also hosting a lunch with New Zealand firms in Malaysia.

Following this he will then attend the APEC Finance Ministers’ meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from October 16-18. Discussions between APEC Finance Ministers include the global and regional economic outlooks and key issues and recommendations for promoting more balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth across the Asia-Pacific region.

“These meetings come at an important time for the global economy and are good opportunity for us to engage directly with our closest trading partners and discuss plans for productive, sustainable and inclusive growth,” Grant Robertson said.