Sponsored Seminar (Standard & Poor's)

Will the Eurozone and US Economies Derail Asia Pacific's Growth?

04 May 2013 (12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Hall 2, Room 3)

The global economy is still travelling a volatile road. Continued pressures in the European Union and the US are being felt across the world, including Asia Pacific. Although Asia Pacific has recorded strong GDP growth relative to other global economies it remains vulnerable to risks emanating from the EU and the US. Any worsening of the economic conditions in the EU could increase contagion risk for Asia Pacific, given the region’s open economies and sensitivity to capital flows and trade.

In this seminar, a distinguished panel of speakers from S&P and the financial sector will discuss the evolving situation in the EU, the recovery in the US, and the ability of Asia Pacific’s economies to ride through any storms originating from the west.


Oliver Bolitho
Chairman Asia- Pacific, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

John Chambers
Managing Director & Chair of Global Sovereign Ratings Committee, Standard & Poor's

Rajeev de Mello
Head of Asian Fixed Income, Schroder Investment Management

Paul Gruenwald
Managing Director & Chief Economist Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor's

Elena Okorochenko
Managing Director & Head of Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor's

Paul Sheard (keynote)
Executive Managing Director & Chief Global Economist, Standard & Poor's

Anoop Singh
Director & Head of Asia & Pacific, IMF

Moderator: Yu Tsung Chang
Executive Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor's