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Sydney Conference 2019

08 March, 2019
The Westin (Heritage Ballroom), 1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000

The Next Global Downturn: Causes & Consequences

08:30 Coffee & registration.

08:55 Introduction.

Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

09:00 How severe will the downturn be in the G7?

Shilan Shah, Senior Economist

  • Will the Fed steer the US economy to a soft landing?
  • Will the ECB ever manage to tighten?
  • Will the sales tax hike derail Japan’s economy?

09:15 How bad is the outlook for China?

Mark Williams, Chief Asia Economist

  • What is dragging China’s economy down?
  • Will stimulus make a difference?
  • Are long-run prospects more positive?

09:30 What might trigger a hard landing in China?

Julian Evans-Pritchard, Senior China Economist

  • Is China’s debt problem growing or receding?
  • How big are the risks in property?
  • What are the early warning signs to watch for?

09:45 Will the RBA have to cut interest rates?

Marcel Thieliant, Senior Australia & New Zealand Economist

  • How far will house prices fall in Australia?
  • Will the labour market continue to tighten?
  • What are the implications for the Australian dollar?

10:00 The global economy in 2019-20 and beyond.

Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

  • How far will global growth slow?
  • What are the implications for financial markets?
  • What are the long-term prospects for the global economy?

10:15 Questions & discussion.

Chaired by Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

10:45 Close & Coffee.

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