SGC Breakfast Briefing on 'The Year so Far in 2016 and Global Outlook Ahead'


About the Breakfast Briefing:

2016 started out with renewed market concerns over the expected FOMC rate hike trajectory, commodity price volatility and China’s slowdown risks. While downside economic risks may have subsided somewhat, key uncertainties remain. In her presentation, Selena will share insights into major macroeconomic developments so far this year, the global outlook ahead and what they mean for German businesses operating in Asia. The questions she will address include:

• Are we facing global growth stagnation or a slippery slope back into recession?
• Have Asian economies bottomed? Can we stop worrying about China’s hard landing yet?
• What is driving foreign exchange volatility and what are the implications for German corporates?
• What do negative interest rates in Europe and Japan mean for businesses?
• How can German corporates navigate Singapore’s challenging business environment?

About the Speaker:

Selena is the Head of Treasury Research & Strategy in OCBC Bank. She is responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts, and trading recommendations for the bank, covering asset allocation strategy, fixed income, interest rates, foreign exchange, corporate credit, and macroeconomic commentary.

Her research has been published in key media forums such as Business Times, Straits Times, and she appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and also Channel News Asia.

Prior to joining OCBC in August 2000, Selena was with the Fiscal Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the Economics Department in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). In MOF, she spearheaded fiscal policy research, formulation of budgetary and off-budget measures, and international relations with multilateral organizations like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. In MTI, she was responsible for economic policy research pertaining to Singapore and other key economies.

8.00 am - 9.30 am
(Registration begins at 7.45am)

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Casuarina Suite A , Level 3
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
(Note: Please use Seah Street Entrance for easy access)

> Please note that registration starts at 7.45am
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Ms Selena Ling

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Wed May 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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Raffles Hotel , Casuarina Suite A , Level 3
SGC Members (incl. 7% GST) $49.00
SGC Member Company Associates (incl. 7% GST) $59.00
Guests (incl. 7% GST) $69.00

On sale until May 9, 2016, 5:00:00 PM

Venue Address
Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, SIngapore 189673 Singapore
Singaporean-German Chamber of Ind. & Comm. [GST Reg. No. M400057648]