[Venue Changed] ECCT Premium Event - 2019 global economic outlook: Implications of Brexit and US-China trade war
ECCT Premium Event
2019 global economic outlook
Implications of Brexit and US-China trade war
Klaus Baader, Global Chief Economist, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
12:00 - 14:00, Monday, 1 April 2019
W Taipei,Level 11,Strategy Room 1/台北W飯店 11樓策略會議室1
10, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao East Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei / 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段10號
On 29 March the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Frantic efforts are now underway to reach an agreement on the UK’s exit that will be acceptable to both the EU and the UK parliament. Meanwhile, 2 March is the date when the US will increase tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% unless an agreement can be reached before that. These potentially damaging events could exacerbate conditions at a time when the global economy is slowing. China, the biggest engine of global growth for the past two decades, last year posted its slowest official GDP growth rate of 6.6% in 28 years. Other economies in Europe and Asia are also showing signs of slowing. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has already signalled that it may pause rate hikes in anticipation of the fall-out from US-China trade tensions and authorities across the globe are worrying about the impact of these events on their own economies.
Our special guest speaker will provide an analysis of current global economic conditions and an outlook for financial markets in 2019, with a special focus on the implications of Brexit and US-China trade tensions for financial markets in Asia and globally.
About the speaker
Klaus Baader is Global Chief Economist since September 2017, having previously been Chief Asia-Pacific Economist, and Chief Euro Area Economist before then. He joined Societe Generale in July 2009 from Merrill Lynch, where he had been Chief Europe economist since 2006. Previously, he was at Lehman Brothers for ten years, latterly as Senior Europe economist. He has also held positions at UBS and Deutsche Bank. Klaus began his career at Salomon Brothers in 1989, after studying Economics and Political Science at the University of Cologne and the London School of Economics. He received his B.Sc. in Economics from the LSE in 1988, and completed the Master course in Economics in 1989.
Cost: NT$1,400 per member; NT$2,000 for members' guests
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