The Global and APAC Outlook in 2020: Risks and Opportunities, September 26, 2019

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Date(s) - 26/09/2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Capita Green



Mr Rajiv Biswas will give us the presentation for assessing the global and APAC macroeconomic outlook, including the US and European growth prospects and the risk of a China economic slowdown.

The outlook for world oil and gas prices and the geopolitical risks impacting on oil prices will be analyzed.

An assessment of the US-China trade and technology wars and spillover effects on other APAC economies will also be discussed.

This session will also assess the growth opportunities and risk landscape in key APAC emerging markets in ASEAN and South Asia.


The Programme:

The Programme:

6.30 – 6.45 pm Registration

6.45 – 6.50 pm Opening words Jani Valtonen, Nordea

6.50 – 7.50 pm Keynote by Mr Rajiv Biswas

7.50 – 8.05 pm Q & A

8.05 – 9.00 pm Networking with refreshments



Warmly welcome!


Rajiv Biswas is Executive Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Markit.

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 EconomicForum 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, “AsianMegatrends” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and “Emerging Markets Megatrends” published by Springer/Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.


The event is hosted by Nordea.


Registration is open until Monday, September 23, 2019.

The registration is free of charge for FBC members (max. 2 per corporate), $25 for Nordic members (DABS, FBC, NBAS, SwedCham) and $40 for non-members. The registration is binding and non-refundable. Kindly, note there are limited seats and no-shows will be invoiced ($25).