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Peak Palm Oil & Where Global Economic Winds Are Blowing Palm Oil Prices
Date: Monday, 5th March 2018

Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue: Johor Room, Lower Lobby, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

    Time     Programme
2:00pm Registration
Session 1: Global economy and Malaysia: Are we back to the old normal?
  • Global & Malaysian Economy - Key factors in 2018
  • USD & MYR outlook & impact
  • Risk Factors to look out for
Speaker:  Arup Raha, Head, Group Research / Group Chief Economist
                  RHB Research Institute
Session 2: Peak Palm Oil: Are We There Yet?
  • State of current age profile in Indonesia
  • Inevitability of Palm Oil production peaking and the timing of it.
  • Demand dynamics - food and non-food
Speaker:  Alvin Tai, Analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence
4:00pm Coffee Break 
Session 3: Forecasting CPO prices – A Technical Perspective
  • CPO daily and weekly chart prognosis
  • Inter-market analysis: relationship between Crude Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Crude Oil and US Dollar
  • The story of CPO prices in different timeframes.
Speaker:  Lew Chee Hao, Retail Research Analyst/ Technical Analyst
                  RHB Research Institute

For more enquiry and registration for the workshop, please contact the following details:

Contact: +603 9280 8820 

Speaker Profile
Arup Raha

Head, Group Research / Group Chief Economist, 
RHB Research Institute

Dr Arup has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. He started his career as an Economist with The World Bank in Washington DC, USA and went on to build his career in investment banking. He was the Chief Economist for Asia for 3 global banks, namely Citigroup, UBS Investment Bank and HSBC.

Prior to joining RHB, Arup was Managing Director and Chief Economist with CIMB Group, as well as the Chief Economist with CIMB ASEAN Research Institute. He was responsible for conducting research on Asian economies and financial markets. Internally, he was also economic counsellor to the Group Management Committee and various Board committees. Externally, he advised the bank’s clients and presented the bank’s research at conferences as well as to the print and broadcast media.

Singapore-based Dr Arup also overseeing the regional Economics team and leading research across all areas which includes economics, equities, fixed income and f/x.

Arup has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, a Masters from the Delhi School of Economics and a Ph. D in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the United States.
Alvin Tai

Analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence

Alvin Tai is an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, covering global agriculture and aquaculture. Prior to this, Alvin was the Regional Sector Head (Plantation) at RHB Research and OSK Investment Bank. He has been ranked as Malaysia's 2nd Best Analyst by Wall Street Journal and won other awards such as the Starmine and The Edge poll.
Lew Chee Hao

Retail Research Analyst/ Technical Analyst, RHB Research Institute

Lew Chee Hao is a Research Analyst at RHB Research Institute. He has over five years of experience in analyzing various financial instruments. This includes stocks, index futures and commodities. Lew is also an investment adviser who specializes in technical analysis and momentum investing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance, as well as an MBA from Australia’s RMIT University. Presently, Lew holds a Charted Market Technician professional designation.   


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