Like the rest of the World, ASEAN had a challenging and difficult time in 2020 on the back of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The region was not spared from the dreadful effects of the pandemic, with structural limitations, strong tourism dependence, low liquidity, and reliance on global trade adding to their burden. However, despite these short-term headwinds, the region’s long-term outlook remains positive. With growing domestic demand, higher capital expenditure and prospects for greater economic integration on the back of ASEAN’s Comprehensive Recovery Framework, there are positive signs for growth in ASEAN to return in 2021.
In this webinar we will discuss the economic and political outlook for the region for the year ahead, and ask:
What are the emerging political and economic trends that businesses should look out for in ASEAN?
What growth levers should ASEAN consider/prioritise moving forward?
With the global outlook remaining cloudy, what role will local factors (debt, demographics and reforms) play for the respective ASEAN economies?
How should ASEAN leverage its external relationships to help with recovery? Can it balance the push-pull of US, China and EU relations?
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Indonesia Summit Series: Towards a Sustainable Recovery
Following lively discussions in 2018 on Indonesia’s innovation economy, we are pleased to be returning this year to discuss Indonesia’s plans to balance both business and environmental imperatives in its post-pandemic recovery. This year’s event will be held virtually with an outstanding speaker line-up featuring notable industry professionals and government officials.
Covid-19 has ravaged Indonesia. The world’s fourth most populous country has recorded more than 22,000 fatalities as of early January, the highest in Asia-Pacific outside of India. The government has deployed stringent measures to get the pandemic under control, as well as unprecedented stimulus packages to minimise the economic damage. The health system is overwhelmed, while major economic indicators such as FDI, exports, imports, and retail sales, all show a downward trend.
Join The Economist Events for the Indonesia Summit 2021, a free-to-attend online event bringing together policymakers, business leaders and experts to:
• Assess the ongoing impact of covid-19 on Indonesia’s economy and society
• Discuss ways to rebuild the economy
• Analyse the risks and opportunities for businesses investing in Indonesia
• Network and connect with industry stakeholders