24 Sep Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges
China’s economy is slowing. While the slowdown has been influenced by the trade war, there are other drivers at work – including modest consumer spending and industrial productivity, as well as efforts to rein in debt. Currently, China’s full-year growth forecast stands at 6% to 6.5%, the lowest on record. Beijing has introduced some business-friendly measures such as a tax cut and relaxation of restrictions on foreign shareholding in the financial sector. But there are still questions about the direction the Chinese economy is heading, Beijing’s policy directions, and the impact of the slowdown on the rest of the world.
- How should investors view current developments in the Chinese market?
- What are the key international and domestic factors influencing China’s economy?
- What are the implications for Chinese politics and policy making?
Mr. Jimmy Koh, Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking/ Sector Solutions Group, Business Insights and Analytics, United Overseas Bank (UOB)
Dr. Chen Gang, Assistant Director (Policy Research) and Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, NUS
Topic: Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm; talk commences at 6:00pm.)
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
60A Orchard Road (Level 4M) Tower 1,
The Atrium @ Orchard, International Involvement Hub,
Dress Code: Office Attire
6:00pm Opening Remarks
6:05pm Remarks by Panellists on Beyond the Trade War: China’s Slowdown and Domestic Challenges
6:30pm Discussion and Q&A Session
6:55pm Closing Remarks
7:00pm Programme Ends
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