The Regional Strategic Forecast is our twice-yearly outlook on economic, political, and business conditions in Asia and around the world. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will have a huge and lasting negative effect on the global economy, likely leading to years of lost growth in many economies. China will be a rare exception, as we do not expect the country to enter a recession this year. Hong Kong is expected to see positive real growth in 2021, rebounding from two years of economic contraction.
This virtual event will focus on continued risks stemming from additional waves of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as other headwinds including the US-China trade war, and continued political and economic uncertainties in Hong Kong.
We invite you to join us and our panel of economists and commentators for our Regional Strategic Forecast in Hong Kong as we discuss:
- The outlook for the global economy and regional highlights for 2021 and beyond
- What factors will determine how well different economies will do in the recovery, and where key opportunities might lie for regional businesses based in Hong Kong
- Dealing with debt - at an individual, corporate and sovereign level
- Our predictions for currencies, trade, commodities, supply chains and jobs
- The key risks beyond Covid-19, how they might play out, and what they mean for Asia
- Tomorrow's big questions: what next for globalisation and capitalism?
- How business leaders are navigating near-term volatility while positioning for longer-term growth
Our keynote speaker will be Simon Baptist, Chief Economist of The Economist Intelligence Unit. We will also have a panel of business leaders from the Corporate Network to share views about their outlook.
Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to email@example.com.