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Standard Chartered Bank: Macroeconomic outlook for Middle East and Pakistan – The only way out is through

Standard Chartered Bank invites you to join a live discussion to hear more about the Global Focus and the currency market.

Standard Chartered Bank is inviting you to join our live discussion to hear more about the Global Focus and the currency market The session will be conducted by our Middle East & Turkey Research team and Regional Head, FX Trading, MENAP to cover Growth and Fiscal outlook for the region and the impact on COVID-19 on MENAP.

You are invited to join a live webcast with our Middle East, Pakistan and Turkey Research team, FX trading team, and Global Banking leadership team.

During the session we will take a closer look at key macroeconomic developments in the region and the implications for currencies and liquidity conditions. The session will cover the growth outlook, policy responses, fiscal outlook, USD pegs, and current market liquidity conditions.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

5 pm UAE Time - 9 am New York Time - 2 pm UK Time


  • Growth outlook – Impact on MENAP and Turkey of extended lockdowns, lower oil prices and the revival of the OPEC+ agreement
  • Policy responses – Lower interest rates and financial support for economies
  • Fiscal outlook – Impact of lower oil prices and production on deficits and GCC funding needs
  • USD pegs – Sustainability of USD pegs in the region given lower oil prices
  • MENAP FX trading desk – Market colour and footprint advantage
  • Prospects for the Levant – Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon amid the health crisis
  • EGP and PKR – Outlook for both currencies under new IMF arrangements

Presented by

  • Carla Slim, Director, Economist, MENA at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Bilal Khan, Head, Economic Research, MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mazen Barbir, Managing Director – Regional Head, FX Trading, MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mohamed Salama, Global Banking Head, Middle East
  • Rajat Kumar, Regional Head, FM & Head, Macro Trading, AME

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