Quoting from an article found on www.focus-economics.com, “2016 was a tumultuous year for the ASEAN region—as well the world—in terms of political events, and financial markets experienced heightened volatility in the final quarter due to the U.S. election. Yet growth in the ASEAN economy has remained on track, despite the backdrop of weak external demand, political events in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, and swings in financial markets. Growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) moderated in the final quarter of 2016, according to a preliminary set of data. The economy expanded 4.7% annually, a notch down from Q3’s 4.8% increase. Growth for the whole year came in at 4.7% in 2016, a slight pick-up from 2015’s 4.5%.”
Witnessing the seismic shift in the political and economic environment, financial markets remain ambivalent about what is in store and have no clear-cut consensus about the consequences of Brexit and a Trump presidency. While the above statistics seem to indicate a relatively peaceful outlook for Asia’s main markets in the near future, 2017 brings with it a new set of challenges after the dust settles and realisation sets in more firmly. In addition, Singaporeans are used to a high degree of predictability and may not be equipped with the instincts and skills to deal with a chaotic world. It is more vital than ever to understand the importance of knowledge and how it can empower.
In a jointly organised seminar with Aberdeen, we have Darius Foo with us and he will be looking at what has (or has not) changed, and whether fear should trump hope in Asian Equities.
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Date: 23 February 2017, Thursday
Venue: Summit Planners
61 Robinson Road, #15-02 Robinson Centre, Singapore 068893
Time: 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Admission fee of $10 applies.
Registration and Dinner starts at 6:45pm
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