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Trade, China and Brexit: Global Economic Challenges for 2019

09:00 Fri 25 Jan 2019


In the light of intensifying geopolitical risks across Europe, trade disputes between the US and China, and developed economies normalising monetary policy, OMFIF and the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments are convening a group of experts to assess these developments and discuss the economic outlook for 2019, especially for Asia.

   Who will be attending:



  • Central banks
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Regulatory agencies and international financial institutions
  • Private sector groups



    SGX Auditorium

    2 Shenton Way, #02-02 SGX Centre 1,              Singapore 068804

09:00-09:30 – Registration                              09:30-09:35 – Opening remarks                        09:35-09:40 – Welcome address                        09:40-09:55 – Keynote speech                          09:55-10:45 – Panel discussion with Q&A          10:40-10:50 – Closing remarks






Adam Cotter, Head of Asia, OMFIF



  • Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, DBS
  • Joseph Cherian, Director, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments
  • Prakash Kannan, Deputy Chief Economist, GIC
  • Sun Bae Kim, Professor (Practice), Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investment
  • Boon Chye Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange
  • John Mourmouras, Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece
  • Razeen Sally, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Bernard Yeung, Dean, NUS Business School


  Topics for Discussion:

  • Trade tensions between the US and China
  • Brexit uncertainty, European Union resilience, and the future of the euro 
  • China’s deepening economic slowdown
  • Normalising monetary policies