Russia’s invasion of Ukraine carries huge risks for a world economy that’s yet to fully recover from the pandemic shock. The current developments between the two countries are keeping us up at night and spark not only lots of questions, but have an effect on the rest of the world.
Next Tuesday, the 8th of March, 2022, Rob Carnell, Head of Research and Chief Economist (Asia-Pacific) from ING, together with Hajo Provó Kluit, the Deputy Head of Mission and Head, Economic Section at the Netherlands Embassy in Singapore will hold a virtual talk covering the following topics:
Macro-Economic update for Asia:
– Consequences of the geo-economic and political tension of today: Why rising oil prices affect food prices too?
– The transition of investments from China diverting to ASEAN and current (geopolitical) developments.
Date: Tuesday 8th March
Time: 9.00 – 10.00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams: link will be shared with you upon registration
More about the speakers:
Rob Carnell is Head of Research and Chief Economist Asia Pacific for ING Bank. He joined ING in October 2004 and until May 2017, was working in London as ING’s Chief International Economist. Prior to ING, Rob worked as Senior International Economist for Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and as Pan Asia Economist for Schroder Investment Management. He started his career 29 years ago as an Economist with the UK Government, working in the International Finance Directorates and Inflation and Monetary Policy units of HM Treasury. He holds First Class Honours’ and Masters’ Degrees in Economics.
Rob is a regular on business news channels such as Bloomberg, BBC Business and CNBC, and says the best bit of his job is speaking to clients, “You’re never as good at your job as you are the week after a client roadshow” he says.
Rob enjoys testing the boundaries of the dismal science. He is an ardent critic of central bank policies, through is private podcast – “Carnell Knowledge” and has also published on non-mainstream issues such as the economic consequences of rising obesity, green energy and climate change.
Outside work, his interests center on Indian Food, English beer and Cricket.
Hajo Próvo Kluit is currently the Deputy Head of Mission and Head, Economic Section at the Netherlands Embassy in Singapore. He has extensive experience bridging the public and private sectors through Trade & Investment Promotion, as well as Private Sector Development. Previous positions include postings at the Netherlands embassies in Indonesia and Bangladesh. He furthermore worked with IFC, part of the World Bank Group, on private sector development in conflict affected countries in Africa.
Hajo Provó Kluit has an MSc in Inorganic Chemistry and an MA in Social and Organizational Psychology, both obtained at Leiden University.