Speedbumps on the Silk Route

Glenn B Maguire, Principal Asia Pacific Economist, Visa Business and Economic Insights

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : November 01, 2018

Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

2018-11-01 16:45:00 2018-11-01 18:00:00 Asia/Singapore Speedbumps on the Silk Route/var> - Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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Considerable uncertainty exists around the global and Asian economic outlook.  Asia has always been served very well by free and fair global trade; indeed, historically Asia’s economic development has largely been an export led growth model.  

That model may no longer be the way forward.  New paths of growth and opportunity may have to be found if the large and youthful populations of South and Southeast Asia are to reap the opportunities of development and economic growth, the more mature economies such as Japan, South Korea and Singapore have followed. 

In this talk, Glenn Maguire, will outline how the peak in the current global business cycle is likely to play out for Asia, and put some context around how protectionism and tariffs are affecting the economic outlook.  Glenn will explore whether the rich societal, demographic and structural dividends still to be reaped across Asia will see a “trade war” derail growth, or merely present some speed bumps in a still positive economic outlook. 


About the Speaker

Glenn B Maguire

Principal Asia Pacific Economist

Visa Business and Economic Insights


Glenn, as a Vice President of Visa, provides economic analysis, insights and forecasts of the Asia-Pacific economies and region for Visa executives, country managers and clients. Based in Singapore, Glenn heads our Asia-Pacific Business and Economic Insights team with the key goal of deepening client engagement and thought leadership in the payments and the consumer economy in the Asia Pacific region.


Prior to joining Visa, Glenn spent nearly twenty years in the Banking sector holding senior economist and strategist positions with ANZ Bank and Societe Generale based in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively. Glenn commenced his economics career as a Fiscal Policy Advisor in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra, Australia.


Glenn has a Bachelor of Economics (Honors) from the University of Newcastle, Australia completing a double major in Econometrics and Labor Market Economics. Glenn has recently completed the MIT Big Data and Social Analytics Certificate Course with an Exceptional (100%) pass mark.


Glenn keeps close watch on emerging opportunities in the trillion-dollar payments industry. An active participant in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Consumption community, he identifies economic trends shaping the future and the implications of those trends for Visa clients.

His unique presentations explain the impact of these trends to company and client executives as well as government leaders around the globe.


Glenn brings economic theory and analysis to life with compelling stories and up-to-the-minute data from the largest payment provider in the industry.

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