Q2 2021 - Global Economic Outlook

Dr. Gerard Lyons paints a picture of the world economy as he sees it today, covering 3 main areas: Asia within a Global Context, China, and Regional Themes. He then engages in a dialogue with Alicia García-Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia at Natixis Bank, and Jim Walker, Chief Economist at Alethia Capital.

Gerard Lyons touches on global economic growth rates, dominant pre-pandemic trends, Chinese growth rate versus model, six key aspects of dual circulation, interpreting the 5 main discussion points at the recent Asia Development Bank meeting.

During the Q&A Alicia García-Herrero (Chief Economist at Natixis Bank) discusses slowing growth and rising debt in China. Jim Walker, Chief Economist at Alethia Capital, touches on stability in the Capital Markets, and the potential for global growth. Callam Fletcher asks about Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrency.

Dr. Gerard Lyons
UK Board Member of the Bank of China

Dr. Gerard Lyons is one of the UK's leading economists. He currently serves as Board Member of the Bank of China (UK) and as a shareholder and Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth. He is on the Advisory Boards of the Grantham Institute (one of the world’s leading environmental groups), London School of Economics, Imperial College, Warwick Business School and OMFIF, a global policymakers’ forum.

Dr. Lyons has served as Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank before taking on the role of Chief Economic Advisor to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London.

Dr. Lyons has testified to committees of the US Senate and Congress and to Committees in both Houses of the UK Parliament and has delivered an address to China’s politburo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He has given similar speeches at the International Monetary Fund. His paper on 'Banking the Unbanked' was presented to the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Conference.   

Gerard is an established writer and author. He has been published by Faber&Faber, Biteback and Amazon. He regularly writes columns in all the major papers, including The Financial Times, Times, Guardian and Telegraph.

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