Asia Pacific Macroeconomic Update
Tuesday, 5th April 2022
Webinar | 15:00 Singapore SGT | 16:00 Tokyo JST | 17:00 Sydney AEST
We see growing headwinds to Asia’s economic growth in 2022 arising from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, China’s zero-Covid strategy amid soaring infections, and tightening credit conditions around the world.
In this webinar, we will detail our recent growth forecast revisions for 2022, as well as analyse the impact of these events on other aspects of the economy including the inflation, monetary policy and fiscal outlooks.
Topics covered will include:
- Revised growth forecasts for the region and individual economies
- The impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on growth, inflation, monetary policy and fiscal outlooks
- Implications of China’s zero-Covid strategy and possible exit scenarios
- Impact of an increasingly hawkish US Fed on Asia
Head of Asia Country Risk
Raphael rejoined Fitch Solutions in January 2022 and is the Head of the Asia Country Risk team based in Singapore. He specializes in macroeconomic, political, and financial risk analysis, and has extensive experience covering emerging markets in SSEA. Previously, Raphael worked at S&P Global Ratings and conducted credit rating on sovereigns, government-related entities, and financial institutions in Asia. Raphael was also a senior analyst on the Asia Country Risk team at Fitch Solutions between 2015-2019. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Senior Analyst, Asia Country Risk
Darren Tay joined Fitch Solutions as a Country Risk Analyst in 2018 and has since accumulated a rich experience from analysing more than half a dozen economies in Asia, both emerging and developed, including China (his key market), Malaysia and Singapore. Darren focuses on the interplay between politics, policy and the economy, and led coverage of key political episodes in recent years, including Malaysia’s 2018 General Elections, Thailand’s 2019 Legislative Elections and anti-government protests in Hong Kong in 2019. Based in Singapore and promoted to Senior Analyst in 2020, Darren delivers timely insights and pioneers longer-term thought leadership research on markets under his coverage. Darren graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc (Economics) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Singapore Management University.
Wang Ting Seah
Asia Country Risk Analyst
Seah Wang Ting joined Fitch Solutions as a Country Risk Analyst in 2021. He currently covers New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and aims to provide actionable insights into the dynamic economic and political trends influencing these economies. Wang Ting graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of London, where he was awarded First Class Honours.
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