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China, India and the future of emerging markets

March 28 2018 - Singapore

China and India – Asia's largest emerging economies – offer immense opportunities for investors in 2018. India's economy is projected to grow by 7.3% this year, potentially becoming the world’s fastest growing emerging economy, says the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report.

Meanwhile, China's economic expansion will continue into 2018 at a robust rate of 6.4%. The pace of China's economic growth is expected to ease from last year's 6.8% gain, but is expected to remain stronger than that of most developed markets in Asia.

When seen in the context of a broad-based cyclical upturn in the global economy, these growth projections are expected to be sustainable in the medium and long-term.

Although vast opportunities exist for investors in these two major markets, investing in China and India can be challenging due to specific conditions and regulations that are unique to each market.

  • What are the latest trends in the equity and bond markets in China and India? How will you assess the markets’ prospects in 2018?
  • What are the opportunities and risks in the technology sector in China? How can investors tap these opportunities? How is India’s technology sector shaping up?
  • What are the ways to access the China market? Which Chinese investment programmes (RQFII, Stock Connect, Bond Connect) are investors most inclined to use?
  • How can investors profit from India equities? How are overseas investors investing in India’s bond market?
  • What are the prospects for China’s outsourcing business? How about India’s?

Four seasons
Level 32, Gambia Room, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore
Date: March 28 2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm


Kenneth Akintewe
Kenneth Akintewe
head of Asian sovereign debt
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Sukumar Rajah
Sukumar Rajah
director of portfolio management, emerging markets equity
‎Franklin Templeton Investments
SZhaoping Zhou
Zhaoping Zhou
senior vice president, FIC development
Sanjay Guglani
Sanjay Guglani
chief executive officer
Silverdale Capital
Tng Kwee Lian
Tng Kwee Lian
SVP, head of fixed income
Singapore Exchange
Margaret Harwood-Jones
Margaret Harwood-Jones
global head of securities services business
Standard Chartered
Ng Kheng Siang
Ng Kheng Siang
head of fixed income, Asia Pacific
State Street Global Advisors
Bayani Cruz
Bayani Cruz
executive editor
The Asset

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