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Boston Conference 2019

13 May, 2019
Intercontinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Is a global recession looming?

08:30     Coffee & registration

08:55     Introduction

Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

09:00     When will the US slowdown begin to bite?

Michael Pearce, Senior US Economist

  • Will US policymakers engineer a soft landing?
  • Could a flurry of trade deals boost the economy?
  • What difference might the 2020 election make?

09:15     How worried should we be about the rest of the G7?

Paul Ashworth, Chief US Economist

  • What’s going on with Brexit?
  • Is the euro-zone heading for another recession?
  • Will the consumption tax add to Japan’s problems?

09:30    Is the worst over for China?

Mark Williams, Chief Asia Economist

  • Is stimulus making a difference?
  • How much damage has the trade war been doing?
  • Have long-run prospects improved?

09:45     The global economy in 2019-20 and beyond

Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

  • How far will global growth slow?
  • What more could policymakers do?
  • What are the long-term prospects for the global economy?

10:00     Questions and discussion

Chaired by Neil Shearing

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