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Melbourne: China Economic and Financial Market Update - Painting a Picture of the Middle Kingdom

01 June 2017

NAB, Level 24 Conference Room, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

As the world’s second largest economy, China's economic growth and government policies have a significant impact on the global economy. Given scale and the potential impact of these developments, it is important that business understands the drivers of any changes.

A case in point has been recent challenges triggered by a persistent and continual outflow of capital, with Chinese foreign currency reserves momentarily falling below US $3 Trillion in January for the first time in nearly six years. To counter this trend Chinese regulators are playing an increasingly active role in managing capital outflows, with the implementation of a suite of new restrictions.

The drivers and factors underscoring these policy shifts are widespread, complex, and encompass a range of issues including; China’s economic growth rates, RMB internationalisation, domestic savings rates, property and commodity markets, government policy, amongst others.

Join our expert panel as we unpack the underlying macroeconomic trends driving these policy shifts, but also the impact this is having on Australia China bilateral business, including both FDI and M&A activities.

A short keynote will be provided by Christy Tan to set the scene and provide a general China economic and financial market update, with a focus on:
  • RMB management and internationalization – the road to 2020
  • China’s trade relations under Trump administration
  • China’s capital flows
Panellists include: 
  • Moderator - Mr Mark Burgess, Chairman, Yarra Capital Management
  • Mr David Olsson, China Practice Consultant, King & Wood Mallesons 
  • Professor He-Ling Shi, Associate Professor, Economics, Monash Business School
  • Professor On Kit Tam, Professor of Finance, RMIT and Vice President of ACBC Victoria

About our keynote speaker:
Christy Tan focuses on macro strategy and research on Asian (excluding Japan) financial markets and currencies. She also supports NAB’s expansion into the Greater China Region. Her Asian currency forecasts have ranked in the top three in the Bloomberg Quarterly FX survey and other Key Media reports. Christy Joined NAB from Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, where she held the senior Director role within the Asia local fixed income and currencies team.


Date:          Thursday 1 June 2017
Time:          11.30am - 2.00pm (includes lunch)
Venue:        NAB, Level 24 Conference Room, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:           $75 for ACBC Members and $95 General Admission (+GST and online booking fee)

Dress:          Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606