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The Impact of News and Data in a Fast-paced Market


The current Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on global economies and ASIA is not immune. According to IMF, Asia’s growth is expected at zero percent in 2020 - the worst performance in 60 years – so what does this really mean. 

We invite you to a listen to this on-demand webinar lead by Pete Sweeney, Asia Economics Editor, Reuters Breakingviews when he will share his insights across:

  • Key indicators that industries are watching: China economic, currencies, trade data
  • Impact of supply chain and business continuity. 
  • Reactions to falling oil prices, and 
  • Where does this leave economic powerhouses – China and Japan       

Pete's presentation is followed by presentations from economic specialist including Callum Thomas,
Head of Research, Topdown Charts and Jamie Coombs, Performance Director, Investment & Advisory, Refinitiv to discuss: 

  • Changes in Data reporting and usage during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Have attitudes changed to ESG during this period?
  • Interpreting Macro data
Duration:  60 minutes
Format:  On-demand webinar recording (complete the form on the right to receive the webinar link)

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Pete Sweeney

Asia Economics Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Pete Sweeney joined Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong in September 2016. Previously he served as Reuters' chief correspondent for China Economy and Markets, running teams in Shanghai and Beijing; before that he was editor of China Economic Review, a monthly magazine focused on providing news and analysis on the mainland economy. Sweeney came to China as a Fulbright scholar in 2008, and in that role conducted research on the Chinese aviation industry and outbound M&A. In prior incarnations he helped resettle refugees in Atlanta, covered the European Union out of Brussels, and took a poorly timed swing at craft-beer entrepreneurship in Quito even as the Ecuadorean currency collapsed (not his fault). He speaks Mandarin Chinese, at the expense of his Spanish.

Callum Thomas

Head of Research, Topdown Charts Limited

Callum is founder and head of research at Topdown Charts. Prior to starting the business he worked in investment strategy at AMP Capital, AXA Global Investors, and the New Zealand Stock Exchange.  Having spent his career in Australia and New Zealand he has developed a strong global focus, and sound capability in chart-driven top-down analysis for multi-asset investing.

Callum holds a Masters in Banking, Masters in Finance, and Bachelor’s degree in Finance all earned at Massey University.

Jamie Coombs

Head of Market Development, Investing and Advisory, ASEAN and Pacific, Refinitiv

Jamie specialize in Predictive Analytics, Economics and Sustainable Finance with an emphasis on Macro and Political data in the investment process.

Prior to this, he worked in Product Development (New York) within financial markets focusing on Workflow automation, Research Production and Macro forecasting within various Thomson Reuters business streams. Before this, he worked as a Major Account Manager in the Natural Gas arm of Exxonmobil.
Having worked with teams across the globe to drive business success, bring Refinitiv solutions to life and hit targets, he brings a unique and transformative view to the challenges that regional organisations have. Jamie is passionate about sustainable development in Asia, alternative data and the diversity, gender equality and inclusion that modern financial services require.
Jamie makes regular appearances at industry events, commenting on industry trends and regional macro focus. Most recently he spoke at the ASEAN Regulatory Summit in Singapore on the subject of Sentiment Analysis and has worked with associations in Australia, Malaysia, and Thailand to introduce new workflows and technological solutions to the Banking, Asset Management and Academic communities.