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David Mann

Global Chief Economist

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Meet the author

Based in Singapore, David oversees our macroeconomic views. Prior to his current role, he was our Asia Chief Economist. He joined the Bank in London in 2000 and was a founding member of the Standard Chartered FX Strategy team in 2002, moving to Hong Kong as a senior FX Strategist in 2005. David was previously based in New York, responsible for covering the US economy, managing the Latin America team and providing clients with the bank’s view on Asia in the US time zone. In 2001 he was awarded the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for work on the Malaysian ringgit Barometer. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in finance from the University of London (Birkbeck College).

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Emerging Asia is the present and future for growth

Emerging Asia contributes two-thirds of global GDP growth – and it’s likely to stay that way

Emerging Asia contributes two-thirds of global GDP growth – and it’s likely to stay that way

Trade beyond borders | 27 Aug 2019

Could a trade war derail global growth?

Economic growth continues despite a potential US-China trade war, but uncertainty remains

Economic growth continues despite a potential US-China trade war, but uncertainty remains

Trade beyond borders | 5 Apr 2018

2018 expectations: beware of the dog

While global growth will likely remain robust in the Year of the Dog, risks loom

While global growth will likely remain robust in the Year of the Dog, risks loom

Trade beyond borders | 8 Jan 2018

Asia leverage – after the boom

Asian companies and governments are dealing with the consequences of over-borrowing, and China remains the biggest concern

Asian companies and governments are dealing with the consequences of over-borrowing, and China remains the biggest concern

Trade beyond borders | 1 Apr 2016

Who matters the most for growth in Asia?

China may be the most influential major economy for Asia, but the US and Europe still matter

China may be the most influential major economy for Asia, but the US and Europe still matter

Trade beyond borders | 9 Dec 2015

Asia’s three counter-attacks against the pessimists

Fears about growth in Asia are overblown – we see at least three good reasons to be optimistic

Fears about growth in Asia are overblown – we see at least three good reasons to be optimistic

Trade beyond borders | 2 Sep 2014

Productivity in Asia – the new story

Think Asia is stuck in a cycle of flat or falling productivity? Think again

Think Asia is stuck in a cycle of flat or falling productivity? Think again

Trade beyond borders | 6 May 2014

2014 is a landmark year for global growth – and for emerging Asia

For the first time in years, all major economies are set to grow at a reasonable rate: good news for…

For the first time in years, all major economies are set to grow at a reasonable rate: good news for…

Trade beyond borders | 20 Jan 2014

Ignore the noise – Asia remains healthy

The current turmoil in emerging markets should prove transitory, and set the stage for more sustainable growth

The current turmoil in emerging markets should prove transitory, and set the stage for more sustainable growth

Trade beyond borders | 5 Jul 2013

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