There is a rare opportunity to hear from Standard Bank’s Chief Economist and Head of Research, Goolam Ballim who is coming to the Isle of Man to present a seminar on Tuesday 1st October.
Goolam heads up a team of 72 analysts and has been recognised as producing leading economic research on Africa. He is a past winner of South Africa’s top economist award and adviser to the country’s Minister of Economic Development and other public sector officials.
During the seminar Goolam will look at both the developed and emerging economies of the world, and their monetary policies. He will also be focusing on the world’s fastest growing region – Africa, and assessing the risks, the regulatory environments and the limitations and opportunities in the continent. Goolam said he is looking forward to his visit, and to sharing the team’s research, ‘Global economic conditions have remained daunting since 2009, and recovery has been tepid in most places. While Europe offers only pockets of optimism, Asia’s economy has lost discernible momentum. It has thus been left to the US to export some vibrancy to the world, and this just may happen! At the same time, Africa is garnering the world’s attention, with trade and capital inflows gushing. There are several structural forces that are likely to secure Africa’s ascendency, including strong population growth, rapid urbanization, and financially-empowered consumers. But, there are also risks, and some of them unique.’
Ian Hamilton, Head of Corporate & Business Banking, Standard Bank IoM, said he is looking forward to welcoming Goolam to the island, ‘It is not often we can hear first hand from an Economist of Goolam’s stature. He has a big team constantly analyzing the world’s economies and this will be our chance to hear the latest research as well as ask specific questions in what are still challenging times.’
The seminar is being held on Tuesday 1st October at 12.30pm at Standard Bank.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Amanda Gwaba on 643682 or firstname.lastname@example.org