The year 2019 is arriving with a load of economic and financial scenarios. Will the Trump Administration confirm the escalation of its trade war with China with unpredictable consequences? How fast will the Federal Reserve increase interest rates? Will Trump’s tax reform trigger a slew of corporate operations? Will China manage to redress its imbalances (real estate bubbles, excessive leverage, arrears in public companies, exchange rate? What adjustments will emerging economies pursue (Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, ...)? What is the forecast for commodity markets such as oil? Are Brexit negotiations heading for a soft or hard outcome? How will interest rates gradually increase in Europe? How is the implementation of the European banking union going? Will the slow-down in Spain’s economy reveal a pressing need for reforms (competitiveness, taxation, regional funding, pensions, etc)? Will political uncertainty lead to a ‘lost economic year’ subject to election results (Spain, Catalonia)?
The ESADE Alumni Finance Club invites you to this talk entitled “Economic and financial outlook for 2019: the year interest rates went up by F. Xavier Mena, professor of economics at Ramon Llull University and associate professor at ESADE .
F. Xavier Mena
Professor of economics at URL and associate professor at ESADE. PhD and bachelor with degree in economics and a law degree. Formerly co-director of EU programmes in Eastern countries and president of the ‘International Conference on the Euro-India Economic Relationship’. Guest professor at different universities and business schools (China, Latin America). He has worked as a consultant and carried out projects commissioned by companies and international organizations in a total of 48 countries in a very wide range of industries including energy, tourism, infrastructure, finance and social services. Board member of several companies and advisor to several organisations and foundations. Former head of enterprise and employment in the regional government of Catalonia. President of ACCIÓ (public agency for business competitiveness). President of CTTI (telecom and IT centre). President of ICAEN (the Catalonian energy institute). President of ACT (Catalonian tourist agency). President of CCAM (the Catalonian trade, crafts and fashion consortium. President of SOC (Catalonian employment agency).
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