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Is Asia's Decoupling Wishful Thinking

Is Asia's Decoupling Wishful Thinking

A Luncheon Presentation by David Wyss, Global Chief Economist, Standard and Poor's As economic data has revealed a growing divergence between Western economies and those in much of Asia, notably China and India, the debate over decoupling is resurfacing. Is Asia really decoupling? With China's economy expanding 7.9% in the second quarter, is its growth sustainable? Will the proposed U.S. financial regulation plan ensure financial stability? What is the forecast for the global economy? David Wyss is the global Chief Economist at Standard & Poor's, based in New York. He is responsible for S&P's economic forecasts and publications, and co-authors the monthly Equity Insight and the weekly Financial Notes. Prior to S&P, he was Chief Financial Economist for DRI/McGraw-Hill; Senior Staff Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers; Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board; and Economic Advisor to the Bank of England. Dr. Wyss holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Dr. Wyss was recently named in the U.S as one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk magazine. Moderated by Bryan Curtis, Head, English Service, RTHK

Event Details

18 August 2009
8:15am - 10:00am

Conrad Hotel, 7/F, Bowen Room, Pacific Place, Admiralty Hong Kong

$390 Asia Society members/full-time students, $490 nonmembers. Phone: 852-2103-9508