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Leveraging innovative trade finance solutions for growth in Asia

01 July 2008

Over the past few years, managing an effective supply chain has become part-and-parcel with a successful treasury and trade operation. In June 2008, Citi's Global Transaction Services in Asia hosted a panel discussion with key clients to discuss global industry trends, and how new supply chain techniques in Asia are impacting their business and driving their business going forward.

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Amita Jhangiani (AJ), Managing Director, Asia Pacific Regional Trade Head, Citi
Michael Horowitz (MH), Director-Finance, Asia, Liz Claiborne International Ltd
Joseph Koh (JK), Director of Customer Financing Programmes, Lenovo (Singapore) Pte Ltd
AJ: The past few months have seen increasing volatility in global markets, and a shifting of economic patterns in markets worldwide. Given recent events around the globe, is Asia still perceived as a growth region today?

JK: Asia is one of Lenovo's fastest growing markets; and in this regard, we're not alone. Like many in our industry, we regard Asia as one of our key growth markets and a strong contributor to their overall performance.

In Lenovo's case, we are aiming to grow faster than the market. And we're backing this up with strong investment and focus. Sure there are challenges – as there always will be. But we are looking ahead for the long-term – and investing...

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