What Can We Expect In 2022?

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IT has been another year of living in the shadow of the coronavirus, and learning to cope with a variety of decisions that have been taken for the benefit of mankind.

Living with a mutating virus has resulted in numerous twists and turns that have tested the patience of many.

Mental stress at many levels — from students to frontline medical staff and those unable to conduct regular activities like bar and restaurant patrons and operators — has taken its toll. And the same can be said for the work-from-home; those eager to return to the office and those unwilling to do so.

How will this affect office rentals as businesses opt to strike a balance between working from home and having teams in the office? On the home front, it hasn’t stopped the transactions from continuing. An embarrassment of riches as public housing trades in the million-dollar category, with a record 29 HDB flats sold above that price in November 2021.

How will the economy pick up after two years of challenging times? What do we have to be mindful of as 2022 rolls in? Just bear in mind, we haven’t left COVID-19 behind, and that its omnipresent nature is evident with the omicron variant.

The year-ending WED WEB CHAT on 15 Dec from 12:45-1:30pm (SGT), looks back on 2021 and ahead to 2022.

The panellists — Jamus Lim, Associate Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific, Ku Swee Yong, Chief Investment Officer at Kasa Singapore, and Edwin Yeo, Regional Head for Board Practice and CEO & MD (SG) at Cornerstone International Group will discuss how the past could influence the future in What Lies Ahead?

The Panellists

Jamus Lim, ESSEC
Jamus Lim, Associate Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School, Asia-Pacific

Jamus Lim is an associate professor of economics at the Singapore campus of one of Europe’s leading business leading schools, ESSEC Business School. 

Previously, he was the chief economist of ThirdRock Group, an investment management and wealth advisory, a lead economist at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and, before that, a senior economist with the World Bank, where he led a number of initiatives on macroeconomic forecasts, along with analysis of trade, finance, and governance issues in East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. 

His research expertise and interests lie at the intersection of international macro-finance, political economy, and development economics, and his work has appeared in leading academic journals.

Ku Swee Yong
Ku Swee Yong, Chief Investment Officer, Kasa Singapore

Ku Swee Yong is the Chief Investment Officer at Kasa Singapore, a real estate tokenization platform licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

He is also the owner/CEO of International Property Advisor, a real estate broker and asset management company which serves the needs of high net worth and institutional investors.

He used to work for Société Générale Private Banking, Savills Singapore, Far East Organization, Singapore Tourism Board, HSBC James Capel, Singapore Airlines and Shell Chemicals.

He has published 6 bestsellers on the Singapore real estate market, and has been a regular commentator on industry issues.

Edwin Yeo
Edwin Yeo, CEO & Managing Director (SG), Cornerstone International Group

With more than two decades of leadership development and executive search consultancy for international, regional and corporate clients, Edwin Yeo also has a broad range of work experience spanning general management, business development, sales and marketing, account servicing, production and assembly, logistics and project management.

He contributes to various voluntary, community and charity organisations and is also a Member-at-Large of the Asia Pacific and Middle East Council of AESC, a global association of retained executive search and leadership consulting firms.

Register for the WED WEB CHAT: 2022 – What Lies Ahead? On 15 Dec 2021 from 12:45-1:30pm via this link: https://zurl.co/snq5

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