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Podcast | From silk road to skyscrapers: Charting the investment landscape between Asia-Pacific and the United Arab Emirates

April 16, 2024

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Podcast | From silk road to skyscrapers: Charting the investment landscape between  Asia-Pacific and the United Arab Emirates

April 16, 2024

Global
Bilge Arslan

Analyst, policy and insights

Bilge is an analyst at Economist Impact in Singapore. She has worked on research projects in sustainability and climate change, sustainable finance, resilient cities, future of work and skills and financial services with diverse clients.

Bilge graduated from Yale-NUS College in Singapore with a major in Economics and a minor in Global Affairs. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she worked at Silverstrand Capital, an impact investor focusing on investments in nature-based solutions and biodiversity. She was also part of the ESG research and analytics team at the startup RIMM Sustainability where she contributed to building a SaaS platform for sustainability management, reporting and optimisation.

Episode 10: From silk road to skyscrapers: Charting the investment landscape between Asia-Pacific and the United Arab Emirates

The signs of a thriving business and investment ecosystem between Asia-Pacific and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are hard to miss. The two regions are strengthening ties through strategies such as trade agreements and infrastructure investments. Asian companies are interested in becoming a part of the UAE’s free trade zones. What is the current state of the UAE-Asia Pacific relations as well as the future prospects? What are the implications for some of the key players? How can investors and businesses navigate the opportunities and risks within this transforming landscape?

Our guests are:

  • Pratibha Thaker, Editorial Director, Middle East and Africa, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • V. Shankar, Co-founder and CEO, Gateway Partners

“Shelter from the storm: Investing in the era of uncertainty” is a ten-part podcast series, supported by EquitiesFirst.

The episode is hosted by Bilge Arslan, analyst, Policy and Insights at Economist Impact.


The podcast has been prepared for informational purposes only. This episode is not an offering of a financial product or investment advice. It is not intended for residents in any jurisdiction where its use is not authorised or is unlawful.


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