Oct 17

SGC Breakfast Briefing on 'Asia – Weathering a Fast, Furious, and Fractious World' with Mr Charlie Lay, Senior Economist and FX strategist at Commerzbank

About the Topic:
IMF is projecting another good year for the global economy of close to 4%. The US economy is set to post the longest period of economic expansion of over 10 years if there is no recession by July-2019. This should be positive for Asia but at the same time, there are notable headwinds. How will the trade war affect China and Asia growth and will China press ahead with deleveraging? Will the Turkish lira crisis dent Asia and EM growth? Will the Fed hike further amidst increased EM volatility? INR, IDR, and PHP are the weakest Asian currencies this year, what’s the common denominator and do we blame the Fed?


Shangri-La Hotel
Azalea Room 2-3
22 Orange Grove Rd
258350 Singapore

Event Start
17/10/2018 | 08:00
Event End
17/10/2018 | 09:30

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About the speaker:
Charlie Lay
Senior Economist, Asia

Charlie is a senior Asia economist and FX strategist in Commerzbank based in Singapore.

Charlie brings with him a broad range of experience in the Asian and G7 markets, having worked in various capacities in private banking and investment banking. He has covered Asia for the past 15 years and was previously with Societe Generale as a regional economist and Credit Suisse private banking as an FX strategist servicing the Asian and European client base.

He began his career with the Australian Treasury in Canberra in the macroeconomic modeling division responsible for forecasting and modeling the Australian economy.

Charlie holds a Masters in Economics from the Australian National University.

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