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Will a rising tide lift all boats?

Monday, March 19, 2018

09:30 - 11:00 Ballroom 1, 2 and 3

For the first time since the financial crisis a decade ago, the world’s major economies are growing. The US is enjoying its ninth year of expansion, boosted by tax cuts. China has calmed worries about a sudden downturn, amid growth in lively and creative new economy sectors like e-commerce and online financial services. Europe is emerging as a growth leader, benefiting from supportive monetary policy. Despite the positive economic sentiment, markets have become volatile. The prospects of rising rates, diminishing amounts of QE and varying conviction levels have results in bouts of turmoil in financial markets. Has the world escaped the global downturn, or will the unpredictable and disruptive actions of world leaders and geopolitical risks – related to US trade wars, North Korea, Brexit and more – bring about its demise? Our Keynote Economics Panel will debate the prospects for the global economy. Our panelists, all eminent economists and policy makers, will shed light on the key challenges facing the Indian and Chinese economies and globally.

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