China's Emergence from COVID and Regional Economic Impacts
20 June, 2023 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm HKT (9:00 - 10:00 am GMT)
About the event
Six months into China's reopening after Covid-19, what is the state of its economic recovery? Consumption has picked up in some sectors but the property market is still in the doldrums, and following the selection of a new economic team at the National People's Congress, investors await greater clarity on the government's approach to business. Meanwhile, structural issues - from the country's fast-ageing demographics to its heavy dependence on capital investment - require attention, and geopolitics has complicated life for foreign investors. The outlook for China is crucial to the rest of Asia and beyond. Join our webinar with three leading experts for an up-to-minute take on the state of China's economy and where it goes from here.
Asia Editor, Financial Times
Robin Harding is Asia Editor for the Financial Times, responsible for steering coverage across the region, and managing the FT's award-winning network of correspondents.
He was previously Tokyo Bureau Chief, covering the Japanese economy, politics and foreign relations, and the US Economics Editor based in Washington DC, where he covered the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund.
Robin was born in Durham, in the north of England, and has degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge and Hitotsubashi University. Before becoming a journalist he worked in banking, asset management and public policy research.
Chief Economist, Hang Seng Bank China
Dr Dan Wang is the chief economist at Hang Seng Bank China, based in Shanghai. Dan holds a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, with a focus in macroeconomics, environmental economics and econometrics. Her postdoc was with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in agriculture. She's regularly quoted in international media and write columns for several media, including FT China and Pengpai (the Paper). Before joining Hang Seng Bank, Dan was previously an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit in Beijing.
Senior Partner, Head of China, Brunswick Group
Ning Zhu is senior partner and head of china for Brunswick Group. He was a deputy dean and oceanwide chair professor at national institute of finance and pboc school of finance tsinghua university and a deputy dean and professor of finance at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiaotong University, a faculty fellow at the Yale University International Center for Finance, and a Special Term Professor of Finance at University of California, Davis and at Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University. Prior to coming back to Asia, he was a tenured professor of finance at University of California. Professor Zhu is an expert on behavioral finance, investments, corporate finance, and the Asian financial markets. He has published numerous articles in leading journals in the finance, economics, management and legal fields. In addition to his academic research, Professor Zhu helps asset management companies in a wide range of capacities. During his leave from the University of California in 2008-2010, he implements his research into practice and leads the quantitative strategies and portfolio advisory teams at Lehman Brothers and Nomura International in Hong Kong, which was top ranked by leading institutional surveys. He commands extensive consulting experiences advising government agencies, such as the PBoC, CSRC, the World Bank and IMF, market regulators, stock and futures exchanges, and some of the largest institutional money managers and investment banks in the world. Professor Zhu is frequently featured in leading media columns, TV programs, and event keynote speakers. He is the author of the best seller “The Investors’ Enemy” and “China’s Guaranteed Bubble”, both translated into multiple foreign languages and won some most prestigious research prizes in China. Professor Zhu receives his B. Econ. Degree from Beijing University, Master of Science degree from Cornell University (NY), and Ph.D. degree (finance) from Yale University (CT)
Global Macro Strategist, Asia, Loomis, Sayles & Company
Bo Zhuang is a global macro strategist covering Asia in the macro strategies group at Loomis Sayles Investments Asia Pte. Ltd. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2021 and has 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, Bo was at TS Lombard, most recently as managing director and chief China economist, responsible for leading a team of China research analysts, setting the research agenda around investment themes and sectors that will be impacted by longerterm macroeconomic trends and helping build investment strategies around identified macro themes. Prior to this, he was head of TS Lombard’s Beijing office and chief China economist. Bo also spent three years in London with TS Lombard as an emerging markets economist before relocated to Beijing. He earned a BSc in economics and management from the University of London and an MSc in economics from the University of Warwick.
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