Event Details

In collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, AMCHAM cordially invites you to its first webinar under the Movement Control Order.


Date: Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue: Online - Webex Conferencing


This crisis is unlike others. No one is insulated. From just China and Asia, the coronavirus outbreak has spread to major economies including the United States and euro area. Necessary containment measures are adding to the economic depression. While infection rates may appear to be peaking, risk of recurrence remains. We have significantly downgraded our global growth outlook, but downside risks predominate. Financial markets have moved from a vol shock to a VAR shock and now back to a vol shock. Are we back to market normalcy or is this just a mirage?

Join us for an interactive discussion with speakers who will elaborate on the following areas of interest:

  • Events of past weeks are unprecedented
  • Albeit delayed, the West is experiencing severe consequences of a global pandemic
  • Central banks are on a slashing spree and yields have dropped globally
  • Governments are pledging massive fiscal support
  • We assess the global fundamental outlook and macro strategy and zoom in on ASEAN and Malaysia, which has weathered the impact for longer

Admissions are on a complimentary basis. However, participants are still required to register for access.


An invitation link will be sent via email to all REGISTERED participants 24 hours prior to the scheduled webinar. Kindly look out for updates from AMCHAM Events via events@amcham.com.my.


  • Divya Devesh (Head of ASA FX Research at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad)

    Divya Devesh

    Head of ASA FX Research at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

    Divya covers Asia FX strategy, based in Singapore. He provides views on the latest developments in FX markets and recommends trade ideas and hedging strategies for institutional and corporate clients. He is also quoted regularly in the media on financial-market developments. Divya was ranked by Bloomberg as the most accurate forecaster for EM Asia FX for 2016. Prior to his current role, he was a G10 FX strategist for the Bank, focusing on JPY, AUD and NZD. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.

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  • Edward Lee Wee Kok (ASEAN Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad)

    Edward Lee Wee Kok

    ASEAN Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

    Edward leads the ASEAN and South Asia economic research team, with economists based in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. He provides macroeconomic analysis and on-the-ground views on major economic issues in the region. He is often featured in media and has regular interactions with policy makers in the region. Edward was a founding member of the Standard Chartered Rates Strategy team and was previously Head of Asian Rates Strategy. Edward holds an Honours degree in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master's in applied economics (Dean’s List) from the Singapore Management University.

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