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Growth slowdown in emerging markets continues through the first half of 2015, and the second half of the year will likely see increased financial market volatility, uncertainties, and downside risks to growth among the largest emerging market countries. Join us for an interactive discussion on how some of the latest domestic and global developments are impacting emerging markets’ economic outlook. In addition, we will review how emerging economies are affected by lower oil prices, a year after the drastic oil price falls that started in June 2014. We will focus on a diverse set of Asian Pacific nations—containing four of the five largest oil importer in the world – and review the short- and medium-term impact on key Asian economies.

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Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

Willem Overmeer

Willem Overmeer
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Willem Overmeer is a senior advisor at The Conference Board and the program on Scenario Building & Analysis. He works closely with individual members of The Conference Board to identify critical trends in the corporate environment and translate these trends into scenarios that help shape entr...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim

Ataman Ozyildirim (Host)
Senior Director, Economics and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

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