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Geneva Conference 2019

01 May, 2019
Le Richmonde Hotel, Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10, 1201 Genève, Suisse

Is a global recession looming?

08:30     Coffee & registration

08:55     Introduction

Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist

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    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

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?

10.00     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?

10:15     Questions and discussion

Chaired by Neil Shearing

10:45     Close & Coffee

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