Facing a possible hard landing in China – where to direct foreign investments in 2018?

January 23, 2018sccs

IHS Markit Chief Economist Rajiv Biswas will share the the assessment of key risks and opportunities in the APAC region going forward – starting with the unsettling geopolitical situation in the South China Sea and the conflict on the Korean peninsula. Mr Biswas frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on international TV programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV. He is the author of “Future Asia”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 and “Asian Megatrends” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. 

Some of the questions Rajiv will elaborate around are:   

  • Will US economic growth momentum be sustained and how much will the US Fed tighten monetary policy?

  • Will EU economic recovery continue in 2018 and will the ECB begin to raise policy rates?

  • World commodities outlook for oil and gas and other key commodities

  • Assessment of key geopolitical risks, including South China Sea and risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula

  • How severe are the economic imbalances in China and how significant is the risk of a hard landing?

  • What is the economic impact on APAC from China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

  • What are the key drivers for economic growth in the ASEAN economies over the near-term outlook?

Date: 23 January 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: Tanglin Club, 
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Rajiv previously worked as Director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group. His previous experience includes working for UBS as Executive Director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an international economist. He has also worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, as a senior economist in the International Capital Markets Department. Rajiv’s experience also includes working as a consultant for the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

Rajiv is a graduate of the London School of Economics, for the B.Sc.Econ.Hons. in Economics, and received his M.Sc. and D.I.C. from Imperial College at London University. Rajiv has published widely on a range of economic, trade and investment- related topics, with over 100 published articles. He frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on international TV programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV. He is the author of “Future Asia”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 and “Asian Megatrends” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.