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Business wary of economic outlook in 2019, sees AI as biggest challenge to financial services

January 16, 2019

HONGKONG - Real-time polling of delegates to the 12th Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong has shown that only 15% of respondents were optimistic about the outlook for the global economy in 2019. Another 38% were neutral, while 47% were pessimistic. When asked about the countries and regions that will offer best investment returns in 2019, 39% and 35% of respondents believed it would be Southeast Asia and Mainland China respectively, followed by the United States (16%), Japan (3%) and Western Europe (2%).