World Bank “Global Economic Prospects” Report Launch and Discussion

Date(s) - 22/01/2013
9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Presentation: Global Economic Prospects
Presentation: Taking Stock –  An Update on Vietnam’s Recent Economic Developments

Event Description

Andrew Burns, World Bank Manager of the Macroeconomics Team and lead author of Global Economic Prospectsa twice-yearly publication that examines global economic trends and how they affect developing countries, will present the analysis contained in the latest edition of the report, including a view on how fragility in the Euro Area and fiscal policy tensions in the United States can affect growth prospects in developing countries. He will also provide insights into recent developments in key developing economies and the impact these will have on global growth. Highlights regarding economic prospects of all of the developing regions, including East Asia and the Pacific, will be covered. Deepak Mishra, Lead Economist, WB in Vietnam will provide an update on Vietnam’s economic prospects.

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09:00 – 09:30 am  . Registration
09:30 – 09:35 am  . Welcome: Alain Cany, Vietnam Business Forum Consortium Co-Chair
09:35 – 09:40 am Welcome and Introduction of Global Economic Prospects
Victoria Kwakwa, WB Country Director                                                      .
09:40 – 10:00 am  .
Presentation by Andrew Burns, Manager of the WB Macroeconomics Team
lead author of Global Economic Prospects
10:00 – 10:15 am Presentation by Deepak Mishra, Lead Economist, WB in Vietnam
on Vietnam Economic Prospects / Update                                                     .
10:15 – 11:30 am  . Q & A
11:30 am Closing Remarks


Members: 450,000 VND | Non-members: 550,000 VND

About the Speaker

Andrew Burns, WB Lead EconomistANDREW BURNS is Lead Author and Manager of the Global Macroeconomic team in the Development Prospects Group. The team is responsible for the monitoring global economic and financial developments and producing the World Bank’s twice annual global forecasts — released as Global Economic Prospects in the winter and summer.

Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Burns worked with the OECD, where he provided policy advice to the governments of France, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. He also led the evaluation of labor market policies in each of the organization’s 30 member countries in the context of the OECD’s Jobs Study.

Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Burns worked at the Economic Council of Canada where he wrote on labor market and macroeconomic issues. Mr. Burns holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada.

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Background Reading for your Preparation

Full Report: World Bank “Global Economic Prospects” Report, Jan 2013

Executive Summary: World Bank “Global Economic Prospects” Report, Jan 2013

Regional analysis: East Asia and Pacific


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