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Developed Markets Forecast Forum May 2019

02 May, 2019
Royal Automobile Club, London

Is a global recession looming?

08:30     Coffee & registration

08:55     Introduction

Roger Bootle, Chairman

09:00     Slowdown will prompt new policy stimulus

Andrew Hunter, 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 Europe?

Andrew Kenningham, Chief Europe Economist

  • What’s going on with Brexit?
  • Is the euro-zone heading for another recession?
  • How will the ECB respond?

09:30     The global economy in 2019-20 and beyond

Jennifer McKeown, Head of Global Economics Service

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

9:45     What does it all mean for the markets?

John Higgins, Chief Markets Economist

  • How much lower will bond yields go?
  • Are stock markets running on empty?
  • Will a dovish Fed keep the dollar down?

10:00     Questions and discussion

Chaired by Roger Bootle

10:30    Close & Coffee

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