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Geopolitics, Globalisation and Investment in 2016: Navigating Global Uncertainty

The fast growing concerns around the globe about whether markets and borders should stay open and the rapid increase in ISIS-inspired terror attacks have led to a sharp rise in nationalist sentiment and security concerns in many countries. With the recent Brexit vote and possibility of an “America first” Trump presidency in the US, some are questioning whether globalisation is under threat.

The US election may have serious impacts on US–Asia economic and security relations, with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, South China Sea security, US-China engagement and decades of supply chain and commercial relationships at risk. Iran is open for business, but energy and commodity markets remain weak and investors are concerned about a hard landing in China.

Geopolitics and markets are more linked than ever, and business leaders are facing immense unpredictability about the risks of when and where to invest. Amid this uncertainty, business leaders must make decisions that will affect their growth trajectories for years to come.

On the 6th of September, our panel of experts came together for a discussion on geopolitical trends and the political and business implications for the year ahead. During the conversation, they addressed the following key concerns:

    • What are the most serious geopolitical fault lines that businesses must consider right now?


    • How will the US election play out and what will the impact be to business and trade in Asia


    • How will the US, China and ASEAN work together going forward and what are the business implications?


    • Are there any bright spots to watch for?


    • What lies ahead from a geopolitical perspective, and how can business leaders best assess and mitigate the risks to their operations.

Programme Outline
Progammes Control Risks

About the speakers:

Mr. Michael Moran: Managing Director – Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks

Dr. Armin Bruck: President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Singapore

Ms. Priyanka Kishore: Lead Asia Economist, Oxford Economics

Session moderated by:


Mr. Teymoor NabiliJournalist, Broadcaster and Public Speaker


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