Asia Pacific Macroeconomic Update
Thursday, 7th July 2022
15:00 Singapore SGT | 16:00 Tokyo JST | 17:00 Sydney AEST
We expect Asia’s economic growth to slow in 2022, led mainly by Mainland China and its disruptive zero-Covid strategy. Nevertheless, there remains bright spots in the region.
In this webinar, we will discuss our growth outlook for the region in 2022, identify those economies that we expect to outperform, as well as provide an assessment of how our five key themes for the year has fared thus far.
Topics covered will include:
- Latest growth forecasts for the region and individual economies
- Implications of Mainland China’s zero-Covid strategy
- Impact of high commodity prices and tighter monetary conditions on Asian economies
- Political updates in Asia
Head of Asia Country Risk
Raphael rejoined Fitch Solutions in January 2022 and is the Head of the Asia Country Risk team based in Singapore. He specializes in macroeconomic, political, and financial risk analysis, and has extensive experience covering emerging markets in SSEA. Previously, Raphael worked at S&P Global Ratings and conducted credit rating on sovereigns, government-related entities, and financial institutions in Asia. Raphael was also a senior analyst on the Asia Country Risk team at Fitch Solutions between 2015-2019. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Senior Country Risk Analyst
Darren is a Senior Country Risk Analyst who currently focuses on India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions in 2022, Darren worked as an Asia Economist at Capital Economics, a macroeconomic consultancy based in London. Darren holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Wang Ting Seah
Asia Country Risk Analyst
Seah Wang Ting joined Fitch Solutions as a Country Risk Analyst in 2021. He currently covers New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and aims to provide actionable insights into the dynamic economic and political trends influencing these economies. Wang Ting graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of London, where he was awarded First Class Honours.
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