Business has endured a year of unprecedented disruption, challenge and, for some, opportunity in 2020. With 2021 just around the corner, focus is necessarily shifting from crisis management to medium-term strategy. To help you with this, we will bring together two EIU experts to share with you what is on our agenda for 2021, followed by an extensive Q&A session where we hope you will also share what is on your mind.
John Marrett, Senior Analyst in our Asia department, will let you know what to expect in economies, politics and policy across the countries of South-east Asia. With political instability rising in many places, notably Thailand and Malaysia, John will share where we see things developing, and also give his assessment of Indonesia's policy reforms, evolving regional security alliances, what the US election and US-China relations mean for ASEAN, the outlook for regional currencies and our updated forecasts of middle-income consumer growth.
Barsali Bhattacharyya, Manager in our Industry department, will look across the region with a deeper dive into the six key industries of technology, consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, automotive and energy. She will discuss developments we expect to be at the forefront for business in 2021, such as whether the astronomical rates of growth of e-commerce can continue, what new business or consumer taxes might be coming down the pipeline, the pace of 5G rollout, and whether South-east Asian tech firms can benefit from increasing pressure on Huawei. The discussion is based on the "Industries in 2021" report which you can download here
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