Workshop

Foundations

for understanding the current state and future directions of the global and Vietnamese Economies

  • Strongly recommended for those who wish to follow our Updates Workshop
  • Showcase for the importance of using economics for business and investment decision-making
  • Complementary to the VIETIS reports referred to as the Global Economic Monitor and the Vietnam Economic Monitor

Aim of the course

The aim of the workshop is to aid business executives understand the global and Vietnamese economies, and our reports on these (see below for more on reports) by providing an insight into our views on the economic foundations for understanding these economies and trends in them. Particular attention is paid to the foundations for our explanation of actual and forecast trends in the global and Vietnamese economies for business (and investment) decision-making.

The Foundations Workshop is seen as indispensable for following our Updates workshops, which focuses on current developments in the global and Vietnamese economies. Although the intention of the Foundation and Updates workshops is not to make explicit recommendations in terms of asset choices, these are implicit in the analyses provided in these workshops.

The aim of the first part of the Foundations Workshop on the global economy is to make explicit the foundations for our understanding of trends and cyclical developments in global economic growth, global inflation and primary commodity prices, global stock markets and interest rates, and currencies of major global economies, as well as to explain the basis for our forecasts in respect of these. The aim of the second part of the workshop on the Vietnamese economy is to make explicit the foundations for our explanation and forecasts of the important macroeconomic variables that typically are, or should be, used in corporate planning, treasury management, forex trading, etc., in Vietnam.

Benefits of following the course

  • The importance of using economics for the purpose of business and investment decision-making.
  • How various market analysts arrive at their explanations of what is happening in the global and Vietnamese economies, enabling those following the workshop to ask discerning questions, and assess the veracity, of the vast array of analyses and forecasts freely available on the internet.
  • The importance of using economics for the purpose of business and investment decision-making.
  • How various market analysts arrive at their explanations of what is happening in the global and Vietnamese economies, enabling those following the workshop to ask discerning questions, and assess the veracity, of the vast array of analyses and forecasts freely available on the internet.

Who is the course for?

The target group is those lower and middle level local and foreign executives that are aware of the importance of an understanding of real-world economic developments for business and investment decision-making, and feel they are in need of an update of the relevant information. The contents of the workshop may be of particular interest to those responsible for corporate planning, treasury management, pricing, sales and procurement. We strongly recommend that those who attend should at least have sat through our Foundations Workshop or our Basic Economics Short Course.

Trainer

Dr Howard Nicholas

Senior Trainer

Course programme

3 hours

  • 3 hours of training time
  • Half day

5 hours

  • 5 hours of training time
  • Full day

Part 1

Update on the current state and future direction of the global economy.
Investment implications.

Questions/Discussion.

Part 2

Update on the current state and future direction of the Sri Lankan economy.
Investment implications.

Questions/Discussion.

Full outline

Updates outline

Download the full workshop outline.