Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : December 05, 2017
Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Price : $25.00
Please add to calendar before registering for the event
Join us on December 5th for a interactive lunch session with IMA Asia's Managing Director Richard Martin who will be sharing his insights on Asia's economic outlook for 2018.
2017 has been stronger than we expected at the start of this year. The outlook for 2018 has also improved, with the latest data highlighting a mild but broad global recovery. In this forecast, we’ll highlight how better global demand could lift growth across Asia in 2018. In many countries the impact is broad, ranging from stronger consumer and investment spending, to better government revenues, firmer currencies, and, for some, more inflation.
Yet, 2018 also has daunting complexities that need watching. At the global level, the big issue is how markets and countries will perform as central bankers wind down quantitative easing. Q4 will also be our first opportunity to assess the impact of China’s 19th Party Congress in October. President Xi has turned China onto a new course, and aligning business strategy with China’s shifting political and policy winds will be just as important as the ups and downs of growth. Big question marks also hang over India and Indonesia after two challenging years in which growth ebbed in both countries.
About the Speaker:
Richard Martin has over three decades of experience in analysis, research, publishing, and consulting in the Asia Pacific region. He is IMA Asia’s founder, and is responsible for the group’s activities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. He is also IMA Asia’s lead analyst, with responsibility for guiding the team across 14 countries in the production of country assessments and market forecasts. Richard is also the founding editor of the monthly Asia Pacific Executive Brief and the quarterly Asia Forecast Book, and a chairman of the Asia CEO Forum.
Prior to founding IMA Asia in 1990, Richard served as the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Director for Southeast Asia based in Singapore, having joined the unit’s Asian operations in Hong Kong in 1980. During his time as Director, Richard set up the regional office in the city and built country CEO briefing programs with associates in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines.
Richard is regularly quoted in the media and since 2012 has been a fortnightly guest commentator on the outlook for Asian markets on CNBC. Richard holds an Honors Degree in Politics from Sydney University and a Master’s Degree in Asian Area Studies from London University (LSE and SOAS).