Dr Roman Zytek, Chief Economist Monetary Policy and Investment at the AMBD, gave an informative and interactive talk on the general state of the global and ASEAN economies. Topics ranged from investments to inflation, energy to emerging markets and the demographic and human capital issues facing the region.

Dr Zytek made the meeting even more lively by encouraging participants to ask questions and challenge views held. His sense of humour and dynamic presentation of a wide-ranging and often little-appreciated subject were key to an active and good-natured debate amongst those assembled.