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Economics and Country Risk Briefing

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IHS Markit presents the Economics and Country Risk briefing in Paris, France.

The upcoming elections in several countries in South and South-East Asia, together with security risks, geopolitical risks, mounting protectionism, and a potential global economic slowdown pose several challenges for businesses and investors in the region.

Please join us on Tuesday 4 June 2019 to explore these issues and discuss their potential impacts on businesses across the region as well as on companies' local and foreign workforces.

Key topics we will address:

  • Key election outcomes: IHS Markit will provide analysis of India's parliamentary and state elections held in April‒May 2019, and of Indonesia's presidential and parliamentary elections held in April 2019. Impact on policy: We will assess the outlook and appetite for foreign investment and further reforms in India (the world's fastest-growing large economy) and in Indonesia (south-east Asia's largest economy). For India, we will do a deep dive into interventions in the banking and digital sectors. And for Indonesia, we will analyse the outlook for the manufacturing, mining, and resources sectors.
  • Key security outlook: IHS Markit will illustrate how the security outlook is likely to weaken in both India and Indonesia. While India is just emerging from increased confrontations with Pakistan, the likelihood of civil protests is increasing as well. Furthermore, what is the outlook for terrorism-related events and civil society protests in Indonesia given its recent shift towards increased religious conservatism?
  • Economic outlook and challenges for the region: Despite the global economic slowdown expected for 2019 and 2020, Asia remains the fastest-growing world region. But this overall positive performance masks large differences across countries, not only in terms of growth outlook, but also in terms of financial stability and currency risks. The session will review the short- and long-term challenges faced by countries in South and South-East Asia, and identify a number of risk factors needing close monitoring.

The half-day event is complimentary and provides a great opportunity to meet our experts and network with your peers.

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