2021 Global & Asia Outlook

Now that the dust has settled on the US elections, will recovery prospects be supported by a new political administration in the US and by vaccine developments? Can the global economy continue to recover without further fiscal and monetary stimulus?

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2021 Global & Asia Outlook

Now that the dust has settled on the US elections, will recovery prospects be supported by a new political administration in the US and by vaccine developments? Can the global economy continue to recover without further fiscal and monetary stimulus?

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Outlook for inflation in 2021

Eric Robertsen, Global Head of Research and Chief Strategist, shares his outlook on inflation, emerging markets, and the possible impact of additional US fiscal stimulus under the incoming Biden administration.

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Outlook for inflation in 2021

Eric Robertsen, Global Head of Research and Chief Strategist, shares his outlook on inflation, emerging markets, and the possible impact of additional US fiscal stimulus under the incoming Biden administration.

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Can Sustainable Finance support economic recovery?

The challenges of mobilising sustainable development goals (SDG) investment are real. But barriers are coming down and rising to the challenge, innovative forms such as blended finance and sustainable bonds are attracting capital into economies that have previously found difficult to attract government or private investment. Hear from our panel of speakers in Indonesia share their knowledge and insights on this leading aspiration.

Can Sustainable Finance support economic recovery?

The challenges of mobilising sustainable development goals (SDG) investment are real. But barriers are coming down and rising to the challenge, innovative forms such as blended finance and sustainable bonds are attracting capital into economies that have previously found difficult to attract government or private investment. Hear from our panel of speakers in Indonesia share their knowledge and insights on this leading aspiration.

Watch Replay: Powering Retail and Transportation Sectors – Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this webinar, panellists from Bluebird, PayNet and PwC discussed the radical changes in consumer habits and shared advice on a successful digital transformation. Hear from Bluebird’s President on their plans to accelerate digital payment systems and be less cash reliant in Indonesia. 

Watch Replay: Powering Retail and Transportation Sectors – Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this webinar, panellists from Bluebird, PayNet and PwC discussed the radical changes in consumer habits and shared advice on a successful digital transformation. Hear from Bluebird’s President on their plans to accelerate digital payment systems and be less cash reliant in Indonesia. 

Watch Replay: Reshaping the Healthcare & Insurance Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

Senior industry leaders from Aviva, Prudential, Philippine Payments Management Inc and PwC discussed the benefits of early digital adoption and how that has helped accelerate their business. This conversation encapsulated various challenges and opportunities that lies ahead with co-creation initiatives and data privacy protection.

Watch Replay: Reshaping the Healthcare & Insurance Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

Senior industry leaders from Aviva, Prudential, Philippine Payments Management Inc and PwC discussed the benefits of early digital adoption and how that has helped accelerate their business. This conversation encapsulated various challenges and opportunities that lies ahead with co-creation initiatives and data privacy protection.

Watch Replay: Advancing Education and Telecom Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this final webinar, panellists from Maxis Communications, XRND and PwC tackled topics on the unprecedented digital adoption pace and the results it has achieved to-date.  The 60-minute discussion includes leveraging technology as an enabler and thoughts on how the post-COVID world will look.

Watch Replay: Advancing Education and Telecom Sectors - Digitising for Growth in ASEAN

In this final webinar, panellists from Maxis Communications, XRND and PwC tackled topics on the unprecedented digital adoption pace and the results it has achieved to-date.  The 60-minute discussion includes leveraging technology as an enabler and thoughts on how the post-COVID world will look.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Navigating ASEAN beyond COVID-19

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Chairman of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia and Bill Winters exchanged views on unlocking opportunities beyond COVID-19.

The panel was followed up by Jon Lambe, UK Ambassador to ASEAN, Chairman of SIIA and CEO of Trafigura sharing insights on impact of RCEP and policy convergence in the region.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Navigating ASEAN beyond COVID-19

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Chairman of Monetary Authority of Singapore, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia and Bill Winters exchanged views on unlocking opportunities beyond COVID-19.

The panel was followed up by Jon Lambe, UK Ambassador to ASEAN, Chairman of SIIA and CEO of Trafigura sharing insights on impact of RCEP and policy convergence in the region.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Hitting the Reset Button

CEO of DHL Forwarding, VP of Unilever, Chief Fintech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chow Wan Thonh, Regional Head of Client Coverage, CCIB ASA discussed ways global firms are diversifying their supply chains and how digitisation can help businesses become nimbler.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – Hitting the Reset Button

CEO of DHL Forwarding, VP of Unilever, Chief Fintech Officer of Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chow Wan Thonh, Regional Head of Client Coverage, CCIB ASA discussed ways global firms are diversifying their supply chains and how digitisation can help businesses become nimbler.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – The Green Advantage

Paul Polman, Co-founder of Imagine/ former CEO of Unilever, Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Microsoft and Impossible Foods shared why companies should shift the needle towards sustainability and discuss forward looking initiatives to achieve the SDG 2030 goals.

Watch the replay of ASEAN Business Forum 2020 – The Green Advantage

Paul Polman, Co-founder of Imagine/ former CEO of Unilever, Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Microsoft and Impossible Foods shared why companies should shift the needle towards sustainability and discuss forward looking initiatives to achieve the SDG 2030 goals.

Watch Replay: Malaysia - At the Heart of Digitisation

Dato' Sri Norazman Ayob, Deputy Secretary General (Industry) of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with fellow panellists from MDEC, Vale Minerals Malaysia and Sunway iLabs shared their insights on rethinking and accelerating digitalisation to boost resilience and helping companies emerge stronger.

Watch Replay: Malaysia - At the Heart of Digitisation

Dato' Sri Norazman Ayob, Deputy Secretary General (Industry) of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with fellow panellists from MDEC, Vale Minerals Malaysia and Sunway iLabs shared their insights on rethinking and accelerating digitalisation to boost resilience and helping companies emerge stronger.

Watch Replay: Singapore - the global hub and gateway to ASEAN

Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry underscored Singapore’s aim to be the critical node in businesses’ global value, production and supply chains to enable businesses growth. Industry leaders from Economic Development Board, IATA, Decathlon and X-Press Feeder shared their views on the advantages of setting up their business hubs in Singapore.

Watch Replay: Singapore - the global hub and gateway to ASEAN

Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Trade and Industry underscored Singapore’s aim to be the critical node in businesses’ global value, production and supply chains to enable businesses growth. Industry leaders from Economic Development Board, IATA, Decathlon and X-Press Feeder shared their views on the advantages of setting up their business hubs in Singapore.

Watch Replay: Indonesia - the Archipelago of Opportunities

The Governor of Bank Indonesia and Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Finance shared the country’s fiscal, monetary and economic approach in response to COVID-19. Business leaders from PT SCG Indonesia, Wuling Finance & Motors, PT Jababeka Tbk, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board, CSIS and British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia discussed the opportunities and investment climate in Indonesia.

Watch Replay: Indonesia - the Archipelago of Opportunities

The Governor of Bank Indonesia and Indonesia’s Vice Minister of Finance shared the country’s fiscal, monetary and economic approach in response to COVID-19. Business leaders from PT SCG Indonesia, Wuling Finance & Motors, PT Jababeka Tbk, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board, CSIS and British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia discussed the opportunities and investment climate in Indonesia.

Watch Replay: Vietnam - The Rising Star

Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chí Dung joined the panel session with Le Minh Hung, Governor, State Bank of Vietnam, RB Health Vietnam and BW Industrial Development JSC to discuss how Vietnam is an increasingly attractive and sound investment destination for foreign investors, especially with its strong reforms on the investment environment and increasing international position.

Watch Replay: Vietnam - The Rising Star

Minister of Planning and Investment, Nguyen Chí Dung joined the panel session with Le Minh Hung, Governor, State Bank of Vietnam, RB Health Vietnam and BW Industrial Development JSC to discuss how Vietnam is an increasingly attractive and sound investment destination for foreign investors, especially with its strong reforms on the investment environment and increasing international position.

Watch Replay: Thailand – Resilient and Ready for Trade

Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce shared that with its ideal geographical location and infrastructure; Thailand could serve as a product and distribution centre for the ASEAN countries and beyond.  Captains of industry represented by Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand Development Research Institute, and Siemens Energy Limited exchanged their views of Thailand’s rationale behind the post Covid-19 potential sectors and its potential.

Watch Replay: Thailand – Resilient and Ready for Trade

Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce shared that with its ideal geographical location and infrastructure; Thailand could serve as a product and distribution centre for the ASEAN countries and beyond.  Captains of industry represented by Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand Development Research Institute, and Siemens Energy Limited exchanged their views of Thailand’s rationale behind the post Covid-19 potential sectors and its potential.

Watch Replay: Philippines – the Rising Tiger of Asia

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Governor Benjamin Diokno, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Secretary Vince Dizon, AC Energy, Inc., and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. joined the insightful discussion on the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and economic resilience that continue to boost investor confidence, and how corporates support recovery through sustainable investing.

Watch Replay: Philippines – the Rising Tiger of Asia

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Governor Benjamin Diokno, Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Secretary Vince Dizon, AC Energy, Inc., and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. joined the insightful discussion on the country’s sound macroeconomic fundamentals and economic resilience that continue to boost investor confidence, and how corporates support recovery through sustainable investing.

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