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The DutchCham Finance Committee presents the global and regional outlook 2019!

What do we have to take into account to make the right decisions? The US economy is on course to slow down in 2019, but how much, and what does it mean for the world? How much will interest rates be raised by the US Federal Reserve and other key central banks and how will this impact other major currencies and the global economy? Will emerging market economies be able to withstand higher US interest rates and/or more turmoil?

This and more will be reviewed by APAC Chief Economists Louis Kuijs from Oxford Economics and Alicia García Herrero from Natixis. You might have seen them already on business news channels Bloomberg or CNBC, and now they are presenting their views at the DutchCham outlook 2019 seminar.

Where Louis will focus on the global outlook and developments in US policy, Alicia will zoom in on Asia and the impact of the US - China strategic competition in particular. They might not always agree with each other, which can lead to an interesting Q&A discussion at the end.

Hugo Sterkenburgh, Head of the International Desk at ABN AMRO, will be your moderator this evening.

Come and join us!


  • Alicia García Herrero (Chief Economist Asia Pacific at Natixis)

    Alicia García Herrero

    Chief Economist Asia Pacific at Natixis

    Alicia García Herrero is Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and research fellow at Real Instituto Elcano, and is currently Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finally, Alicia is advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum.

    In previous years Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander and Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

    Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books. As recognition of her leadership thoughts, Alicia has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.

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  • Louis Kuijs (Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics)

    Louis Kuijs

    Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics

    As Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics in Hong Kong, Louis leads the firm’s macroeconomic research and forecasting for Asia, oversees the team of economists across the region and serves clients globally, including through meetings and conferences.

    Before joining Oxford Economics, Louis held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank in Beijing and as Chief Economist for Greater China at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. While with the World Bank in Beijing, he led the well-regarded China Quarterly Update, headed the Bank’s mid-term review of China’s 11th Five Year Plan and led research on China’s saving and investment, rebalancing, and long term growth and structural change.

    Mr. Kuijs is a well-known observer of the Chinese economy and contributes regularly to the international media.

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Member ticket
Member Price HKD 170
Non-Member ticket
Standard Price HKD 280


ABN AMRO Hong Kong

70/F ICC,
Austin Road 1

Kowloon, Hong Kong

If you have any questions please contact Helen Yong

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