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Asia Economics & Business



Simon Baptist
Chief Economist & Asia Director
Economist Intelligence Unit
An intelligent, articulate economist who can relate the world's key economic developments

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Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong
Independent Global Economic Advisor
Chief Economist, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong's combination of rigorous economic analysis and effective communication is a potent cocktail; he identifies the key developments that matter and interprets their implications in terms that business leaders can understand.

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Graeme Maxton
Secretary-General, The Club of Rome
Author, Reinventing Prosperity
When Graeme Maxton speaks, people listen. He is a lively, thought-provoking presenter who engages his audiences in a way that challenges them to think about the future.

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Manu Bhaskaran
Partner & Board Member - Centennial Group
Asia Economist, ASEAN Strategic Affairs
Unique, on-the-ground assessment of the Asian macroeconomic environment for business executives trying to weigh-up the risks and rewards of investing across different countries in Asia.

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Dominic Ziegler
Asia Columnist
The Economist
An Asia hand with extensive knowledge of China, Japan and the Asia region

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Victor Mallet
Madrid Bureau Chief, Financial
Times Author on Asia
Victor Mallet has been a foreign correspondent for more than two decades covering wars, famines, corporate scandals and more across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Dr Jim Walker
Founder & Managing Director
Asianomics
"Dr Jim" is considered by Asian financial and business circles as one of the region's leading independent economists and is particularly well known for his candid presentations and for taking a position and defending it!

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Martin Roll
Author of Asian Brand Strategist
Business & Brand Strategist
Martin Roll is a leading global expert on leadership, strategy and branding. As a business strategist, he advises top executives and corporate boards across the globe, including several companies in Asia and the Fortune 500 list worldwide.

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Robert Ward
Editorial Director
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Robert Ward is the head of the Economist Intelligence Unit's highly respected editorial team and its most seasoned speaker.

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Hans Vriens
Founder & Managing Partner -
Vriens & Partners
Hans Vriens has been counsel to chief executives and board members on market entry strategy, regulatory issues and sensitive issues across Asia. He is particularly experienced in Southeast Asia, China and India

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Dr Robert Madsen
Senior Fellow - Center for International Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
With an extensive background in global, East Asian, European and American affairs, Robert Madsen deals with the major issues confronting the world economy while skillfully addressing the ripple effects on various countries, industries and corporations.

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Dr Andrew Freris
Advisor on Asia Economies and Investment
One of Asia's most experienced regional economists, Andrew Freris provides strategic analysis and insights into the economies of Asia and investment opportunities.

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Robert Guest
Foreign Editor – The Economist
Author of Borderless Economics and The Shackled Continent
An outstanding writer and speaker on world business affairs.

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Dr Marc Faber
Editor of The Doom Boom Gloom Report
Investor Advisor and Fund Manager
Famous for his contrarian approach to investing, Marc Faber does not run with the bulls or bait the bears, but steers his own course through the maelstrom of international finance markets.

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Rico Hizon
BBC World News Presenter
Asia Business Report and World Business Report
Based in Singapore and with a strong understanding of Asian financial, economic, political, environmental and social issues, Rico Hizon is a widely recognized and experienced face of Asian business issues on BBC World News.

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Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist & Author
Dead Aid – Winner Take All – How the West Was Lost
One of the most influential international economists on the World Economy, the Emerging Markets and Africa.

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Mark Mobius
Executive Chairman Templeton
Emerging Markets Group
Regarded by many in the financial industry as one of the most successful emerging markets investors over the last 20 years.

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Hon. Curtis S. Chin
Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Fellow – Asia Center – Milken Institute
Bringing unique perspectives from the public and private sectors, including bipartisan service in two US presidential administrations, with insights on Asia, public policy and the battle against poverty and inequality

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Leo Abruzzese
Global Forecasting Director
Economist Intelligence Unit
Leo has analyzed and written about every major economic event of the last generation.

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Andy Xie
Independent Economist
Director of Rosetta Stone Advisors
A talented and analytical economist and an outspoken speaker on China

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Stephen King
Senior Advisor to HSBC
Author of Grave New World, When the Money Runs Out and Losing Control
He has the unique ability to explain how the world economy 'adds-up', and skilfully places key economic developments in their rightful political and historical context.

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