"Financial crisis:Global and Local Perspectives"

Panel discussion organised

by the Bank of Cyprus

and the University of Cyprus

The Bank of Cyprus Chair in Finance at the University of Cyprus, in cooperation with the Centre for Banking and Financial Research of the University of Cyprus, organise a panel discussion under the title “Financial Crisis: Global and Local Perspectives”.

The discussion - which will include presentations by invited speakers and a question and answer session - will provide an analysis of the latest international economic developments, their impact on Cyprus and Greece and possible options to deal with them. It will be held on 12 September, at 6.30 p.m., at the Headquarters of the Bank of Cyprus Group in Agia Paraskevi, Nicosia.

The event forms part of the broader activities organised by the Bank of Cyprus Group to inform the business and financial world of Cyprus on crucial matters concerning the economy. It is another example of the Group’s long-standing support to research and knowledge at University level. Other important initiatives undertaken by the Group in the specific area include the establishment, in 2000, of the Bank of Cyprus Chair in Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Cyprus, the promotion of seminars which foster academic research in macroeconomics, finance and other related subject fields, as well as the organisation of conferences and lectures in the framework of its Business Lectures programme (“Epixeirise to”), with the participation of distinguished researchers and speakers from abroad, which provide opportunities for the exchange of scientific and professional views.

The main speakers at the event will be:

• Athanasios Orphanides, Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus

• Professοr George Constantinides, Leo Melamed Professor of Finance, University of Chicago (Booth School of Business)

• Professor S. P. Kothari, Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

• Professor Stavros Thomadakis, University of Athens (Chairman of EU’s Public Interest Oversight Board and ex Chairman of the Capital Market Commission of the Athens Stock Exchange)

• Manthos Mavrommatis (Chairman of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

• Michael Sarris (ex minister of Finance of Cyprus)

An introductory presentation will be given by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Cyprus Group, Mr. Yiannis Kypri. The discussion, which will be held in English, will be moderated by Mr. Alexandros Michaelides, Professor and Director of the Centre for Banking and Financial Research at the University of Cyprus.

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