KUALA LUMPUR, 8 November 2018 – Affin Hwang Capital recently concluded its 7th annual Affin Hwang Capital Conference Series 2018 at Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The theme of the Conference, aptly, is “Building A New Malaysia”. Panel speakers including global market analysts, Malaysian economic thought leaders, politicians and policy makers examined and discussed Malaysia’s new policies and strategies in light of geopolitical challenges and opportunities facing the global and domestic economy.
The Conference was attended by Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Daim Zainuddin, Chairman, Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), Yang Berhormat Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister, International Trade and Industry, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Kadir A. Jasin, Media and Communications Special Adviser, Prime Minister’s Office along with economists Dr. Richard Record, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics, World Bank Group, Peter Berezin, Global Investment Strategist, BCA Research and other esteemed speakers. The Conference hosted a series of panel discussions to deliberate on global and Asia macro forces, strategies to attract more FDIs and DDIs as well as blockchain technologies for fintech. Yang Berhormat Steven Sim, Deputy Minister, Youth and Sports, presented the view that the youth of Malaysia should be engaged as strategic partners to shape the direction of Malaysia.
The full-day event started off with a welcome address by Yang Berbahagia Datuk Maimoonah Hussain, Group Managing Director, Affin Hwang Capital who said, “The current Government comes in at a difficult time. In view of the uncertainty in the global macroeconomic environment, the Government needs to find a right balance between fiscal sustainability and supporting economic growth. This was unveiled in the recent Budget 2019. We believe the financial and investment communities have the confidence that the Government’s commitment and drive for fiscal consolidation will not derail the growth prospects of Malaysia in the years to come. Today’s discussions will provide deep insights into the domestic market drivers and trends in relation to the Malaysian economy and its fiscal position.”
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.affinhwang.com/ourviews/conference.