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Live Insights: Trade in 2024

After a weak year for global trade, is recovery in sight? Join HSBC’s Trade Economist Shanella Rajanayagam as she discusses the outlook with Piers Butler, HSBC’s Global Head of Research Direct. They will cover questions including:

  • What could a busy election cycle mean for trade?
  • From climate to geopolitics, where are the key risks?
  • How will consumer demand hold up?
  • Nearshoring or new deals: what are the trends to watch?

Previous sessions

Economic Outlook for the Year Ahead

What’s in store for 2024? Watch now as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist Janet Henry discussed the outlook with Piers Butler, HSBC’s Global Head of Research Direct.

Emerging Markets – Sunny now, variable weather ahead

What’s next for emerging markets? Watch Murat Ulgen, HSBC’s Global Head of EM Research, as he discusses some of the key challenges facing EM investors with Piers Butler.

Under the Banyan Tree

Watch now as HSBC’s Frederic Neumann, Chief Asia Economist and Herald van der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, APAC, joined Piers Butler to discuss their many years of living, and working in Asia and publishing research on the region’s macro-economic outlook and many stock markets.

We need to talk about Inflation

Watch now as Stephen King, HSBC’s Senior Economic Advisor, as he discusses his latest book “We need to talk about Inflation” with Piers Butler, Head of Global Research Direct as they explore and question how we can begin to tackle the political and social upheaval unleashed by inflation.

Energy Transition: The case for Hydrogen

Watch now as HSBC’s Sean McLoughlin, EMEA Head of Industrials Research, and James Rydge, EMEA Head of ESG Research, as they discuss the outlook for hydrogen with Piers Butler.

Autos: Looking to the future, lessons from the past

Watch now as HSBC’s Head of European Automotive Equity Research, Michael Tyndall CFA discusses the outlook for the autos sector, hosted by Piers Butler.

Return of the EM bull

Watch now as Piers Butler, Head of Research Direct discuss what we have learnt after 10 Emerging Market Sentiment Surveys, with HSBC’s Murat Ulgen.

COP 27 - Towards Balanced Progress

Join HSBC’s Wai-Shin Chan, Global Head of ESG Research, for an in-depth discussion with Piers Butler reviewing the COP27 conference on climate change (6-18 November). Wai-Shin will explore how world leaders plan to tackle the climate challenge, and examine key questions for investors.

Global Demographics, Boom or Bust?

Watch now as HSBC’s James Pomeroy, Global Economist, discusses with Piers Butler everything you need to know about demographics. They will explore key questions on how the world’s population is changing, and what this means for investors.

Emerging Markets: Inflation races, growth braces

Listen now to Murat Ulgen, HSBC's Global Head of Emerging Market Research, for an in-depth discussion with Piers Butler as they explore some of the key questions facing EM investors today.

Goodbye Globalisation - Global Trade In A Post Pandemic World

Watch Shanella Rajanayagam, Trade Economist, for an in-depth discussion with Piers Butler on Global Trade in a post pandemic world and whether or not it is goodbye to globalisation.

The Metaverse Age

Watch now as Piers Butler and Davey Jose discuss the metaverse and the opportunities it presents for investors.

Caution reigns in the Emerging Markets

Watch now as Dr. Murat Ulgen, HSBC's Global Head of Emerging Markets Research, shares highlights from the 7th EM Sentiment Survey including why investors are taking a bearish view on the outlook for emerging markets.

Shaping the Future - Nine key themes to guide your outlook

In Global Research, we view today's world of disruptive, complex and rapid change through the lens of nine themes. We expect these long-term trends reshaping economies, markets and societies worldwide to have lasting implications for investment strategies. They are: Automation; Demographics; Digital Finance; Disruptive Technology; Energy Transition; Future Cities; Future Consumer; Future Transport, and Trade Flows. These themes inform our coverage across asset classes and regions, and are instrumental in enabling us to help clients spot risks and opportunities. Please read on for an overview of our thematic approach, and how you can subscribe to our latest insights on trends reshaping economies worldwide.

Shaping the Future

From Future Cities to Demographics and Energy Transition, this brochure explains our 9 themes and how to access them.
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