Photos: Diverse ideas converge at the HT-Mint-Asia Leadership Summit

The second edition of the HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit took place yesterday in Singapore. Dignitaries from all across the world congregated for the second edition of the summit. From the world economy, the real estate scenario to Bollywood, cricket and much more, the power-packed summit witnessed an interesting line-up of discussions, debates and exchange of ideas. Nobel laureate and economist Dr. Paul Krugman delivered the keynote address at the summit. Notable speakers included External affairs minister S Jaishankar, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, cricket legend Virender Sehwag, among others.

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Economist Dr. Paul Krugman speaks at the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore. Held yesterday, the summit included speakers from top leaders of the world in the fields of science, arts, technology and sports. The ongoing US-China trade tensions and the ensuing uncertainty make this a difficult time for running big businesses, according to Krugman, who delivered the keynote address at the summit. (HT Photo)

Economist Dr. Paul Krugman speaks at the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore. Held yesterday, the summit included speakers from top leaders of the world in the fields of science, arts, technology and sports. The ongoing US-China trade tensions and the ensuing uncertainty make this a difficult time for running big businesses, according to Krugman, who delivered the keynote address at the summit. (HT Photo)

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DBS Bank CEO Piyush Gupta stressed on Asia’s economic growth in the recent times. “Asia today is no longer the factory of the world, it is the marketplace. The reality is that Asia’s middle class is consuming - be it the streets in Bangkok and Jakarta and Beijing, New Delhi, Mumbai, you can see that the people in the big cities have spending power,” he said. (HT Photo)

DBS Bank CEO Piyush Gupta stressed on Asia’s economic growth in the recent times. “Asia today is no longer the factory of the world, it is the marketplace. The reality is that Asia’s middle class is consuming - be it the streets in Bangkok and Jakarta and Beijing, New Delhi, Mumbai, you can see that the people in the big cities have spending power,” he said. (HT Photo)

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Member of Parliament Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament Pinaki Misra and Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot in conversation with Kunal Pradhan, Executive Editor of Hindustan Times. Stressing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has not forgotten the vision of nine per cent (USD$5 Trillion Economy) growth, a slew of steps are on the way to revive the economy, said Sinha. (HT Photo)

Member of Parliament Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament Pinaki Misra and Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot in conversation with Kunal Pradhan, Executive Editor of Hindustan Times. Stressing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has not forgotten the vision of nine per cent (USD$5 Trillion Economy) growth, a slew of steps are on the way to revive the economy, said Sinha. (HT Photo)

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, and Ankiti Bose, Founder and CEO of Zilingo, in conversation with Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, during the ‘What it takes to be a global unicorn’ session. 27-year-old Bose, India’s first female co-founder with a near-$1 billion fashion start-up, said she faced challenges as nobody took her seriously at first. “Things only get easier after the first $100 million,” she said. (HT Photo)

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, and Ankiti Bose, Founder and CEO of Zilingo, in conversation with Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, during the ‘What it takes to be a global unicorn’ session. 27-year-old Bose, India’s first female co-founder with a near-$1 billion fashion start-up, said she faced challenges as nobody took her seriously at first. “Things only get easier after the first $100 million,” she said. (HT Photo)

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Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat cautioned the world against a retreat from globalisation, saying a global division of labour had been the driving force for world economic growth since the end of the second World War. Heng, who is also Singapore’s finance minister, said India had an important role to play in maintaining a stable global order. (HT Photo)

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat cautioned the world against a retreat from globalisation, saying a global division of labour had been the driving force for world economic growth since the end of the second World War. Heng, who is also Singapore’s finance minister, said India had an important role to play in maintaining a stable global order. (HT Photo)

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Katrina Kaif was to share the stage with actor Hrithik Roshan at a session organised as a part of the event. Roshan could not attend the event in person because of an illness, but chatted with the audience online. Success is not what that comes after a movie’s release, but how hard she works on each scene and how much she enjoys doing a role, Kaif said. (HT Photo)

Katrina Kaif was to share the stage with actor Hrithik Roshan at a session organised as a part of the event. Roshan could not attend the event in person because of an illness, but chatted with the audience online. Success is not what that comes after a movie’s release, but how hard she works on each scene and how much she enjoys doing a role, Kaif said. (HT Photo)

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Uday Kotak, Founder, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, in conversation with Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, during the summit. According to Kotak, the real estate and financial services sectors in India are set for a significant consolidation. The consolidation will take place over the next two years, he further added. (HT Photo)

Uday Kotak, Founder, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, in conversation with Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor of CNBC TV18, during the summit. According to Kotak, the real estate and financial services sectors in India are set for a significant consolidation. The consolidation will take place over the next two years, he further added. (HT Photo)

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External affairs minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed India’s willingness to talk to Pakistan, provided it is without “having the gun of terrorism pointed at our heads”, and said most countries had accepted that India’s decision to divest Jammu and Kashmir of its special status was an internal issue. He downplayed India’s trade disputes with the United States (US), noting that Washington has “trade problems with everybody”. (HT Photo)

External affairs minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed India’s willingness to talk to Pakistan, provided it is without “having the gun of terrorism pointed at our heads”, and said most countries had accepted that India’s decision to divest Jammu and Kashmir of its special status was an internal issue. He downplayed India’s trade disputes with the United States (US), noting that Washington has “trade problems with everybody”. (HT Photo)

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The sound of the ball hitting the middle of the bat is what gave former India opener Virender Sehwag a sense of the energy, enthusiasm and excitement of cricket, the explosive batsman revealed during the summit. Asked about a memorable moment, Sehwag said a century in his debut Test -- in 2001 against South Africa -- was one he cherished. (HT Photo)

The sound of the ball hitting the middle of the bat is what gave former India opener Virender Sehwag a sense of the energy, enthusiasm and excitement of cricket, the explosive batsman revealed during the summit. Asked about a memorable moment, Sehwag said a century in his debut Test -- in 2001 against South Africa -- was one he cherished. (HT Photo)

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CapitaLand Group president, Jonathan Yap, said that while real estate is not anti-recessionary, it will always have its place as a lucrative investment class in the market. “Research has shown that property has proven to be able to withstand recessionary pressures very well because you’ve got tenants signing up for leases over a prolonged period of time. And if you curate your customers well enough, it does give you that stability in returns,” he said. (HT Photo)

CapitaLand Group president, Jonathan Yap, said that while real estate is not anti-recessionary, it will always have its place as a lucrative investment class in the market. “Research has shown that property has proven to be able to withstand recessionary pressures very well because you’ve got tenants signing up for leases over a prolonged period of time. And if you curate your customers well enough, it does give you that stability in returns,” he said. (HT Photo)

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