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China Economy & 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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Dag Detter
Fellow - Legatum Institute
Author of The Public Wealth of Nations
Advising Financial Institutions how to Unlock the Vast Potential of Public Assets to Boost Economic Growth and Prosperity

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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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Mike Chinoy
Senior Fellow at USC's US China Institute
Former CNN Foreign Correspondent
Mike Chinoy is a world-acclaimed former foreign correspondent for CNN for some 24 years and has unrivalled, on-the-ground experience reporting on Asia's political and security landscape.

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Dr Martyn Davies
Chief Executive - Frontier Advisory
Martyn Davies is South Africa's premier economist and business analyst and a commentator on Africa and its relationship with the world's emerging markets.

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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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Dr Fan Gang
Director, National Economic Research Institute (NERI)
Chairman, China Reform Foundation
Dr Fan Gang is one of China's most influential economists and one of China's leading reform advocates.

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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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Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong
Independent Economist & Business Strategist, Chief Economist, the MasterCard Centre 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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Victor Mallet
South Asia Bureau Chief,
The Financial Times
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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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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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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Dr Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist & Author
Dead AidWinner Take AllHow the West Was Lost
One of the most influential international economists on the World Economy, the Emerging Markets and Africa.

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Jack Perkowski
Author of Managing the Dragon
Chairman & CEO - ASIMCO Technologies
Jack Perkowski's story is a remarkable one and when he speaks, he captivates audiences with his presence and through the sheer respect he commands.

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David Schlesinger
Former Chairman, Thomson Reuters China
Former Editor-in-Chief Reuters Independent Advisor
Armed with 30 years of media industry and risk analysis skills, David Schlesinger is considered a thought leader on China issues and global journalism, developed over a 25-year career history in journalism with Thomson Reuters.

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Ben Simpfendorfer
Founder & Managing Director, Silk Road Associates
Author of The Rise of the New East and The New Silk Road
A leading economist who offers independent, insightful analysis of the dynamics of the economies of China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East regions.

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

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Lijia Zhang
Author of "Socialism is Great"
International Writer & Commentator
An inspiring speaker whose life story reflects the phenomenal changes which have occurred in China.

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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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Edward Carr
Deputy Editor - The Economist
Editorial Director - Intelligent Life
An outstanding international journalist and thinker with a complete perspective on global economics and business

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Stephen King
Senior Economic Advisor to HSBC
Author of 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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