Europe Macroeconomic Update
Wednesday, 6th April 2022
Webinar | 10:00 London BST | 11:00 Central European Time CEST
The webinar will focus on the latest developments of the Ukraine-Russia crisis and will outline the wider macroeconomic implications for the European continent.
We will discuss regional trade links to Ukraine/Russia, exposure to the move higher in commodity prices, spill over effects from recent moves on financial markets and the general outlook for monetary policy for key DM and EM economies. The webinar will conclude with an overview of the upcoming French presidential election.
Topics covered will include:
- Macroeconomic Forecasts
- Geopolitical Risks
- Policy Forecasts
- Monetary Policy
- Fiscal Policy
Head of Europe Country Risk
Anwita Basu joined Fitch Solutions in 2019 as the Head of the Asia Country Risk team. Since November 2021 she has been the Head of Europe Country Risk. She was formerly with the Economist Intelligence Unit where she was a senior Asia analyst and the country risk services manager for the region. Before joining the Economist Group she worked as an economist at Trusted Sources (now known as TS Lombard). Over the years she has extensively covered some of the major emerging markets including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and will now focus her efforts on Turkey and Central Asia. Anwita has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick where she specialized in Labor Economics and Public Policy.
Senior Analyst Europe Country Risk
Conor Beakey is a Senior Analyst in the Europe Country Risk Team. He is based in the London office and specializes in Western and Emerging European markets, with Germany and the Czech Republic as his key markets. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions, Conor worked for two years as an economist at Allied Irish Bank. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Applied Economics from University College Dublin.
Senior Country Risk Analyst Europe
Lorenz Unger is a Senior Analyst in the Europe Country Risk Team. He is based in the London Office and specialises in Western and Emerging European markets, and leads the teams euro forecast. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions in February 2016, Lorenz completed his MA degree in European Public Policy at Kings College London.
Senior Europe Country Risk Analyst
Tettey Addy is responsible for coverage of Germany, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Cyprus. Tettey re-joined the research team after completing his MSc International Economics course at the University of Nottingham, having previously worked as an Analyst in the Sub-Saharan Africa Country Risk Team. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Business Economics, which included a year of working as a Student Economist in the EU Economics and Policy Team at HM Treasury.
Europe Country Risk Analyst
Lucinda Ritchie joined Fitch Solutions in 2019 under the first Associate Analyst Programme and, having rotated through a number of Industry and Country Risk teams, became a permanent member of the Europe Country Risk team in September 2020. Since university, Lucinda has specialised in Eastern Europe, first as part her undergraduate History degree at the University of Edinburgh and then during her Master’s degree in Political Analysis of Russia and Eastern Europe at UCL. Lucinda covers Russia, Belarus, Poland and the Netherlands.
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