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David is based in Singapore and oversees macroeconomic views for North, Southeast and South Asia. He manages economists based in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and India. He joined the Bank in London in 2000 and was a founding member of the Standard Chartered FX Strategy team in 2002, moving to Hong Kong as a senior FX Strategist in 2005. He was previously based in New York, responsible for covering the US economy, managing the Latin America team and providing clients with the bank’s view on Asia in the US time zone. In 2001 he was awarded the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for work on the Malaysian ringgit Barometer. David appears regularly in the media. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in finance from the University of London (Birkbeck College).
Chidu Narayanan, economist, Asia
Chidu provides macroeconomic coverage of Asia, focusing on Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. His other key research areas include Renminbi internationalisation, China’s external trade, and credit and leverage in Asia. Chidu joined Standard Chartered in India in 2010, working with the Debt Capital Markets and Assets & Liability Management teams. He subsequently moved to Research in Hong Kong in 2012 and in Singapore in 2015. He is frequently quoted in international and local newswires and media. Chidu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Jonathan Koh, economist, Asia
Jonathan provides macroeconomic coverage of Asia, specialising in Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand. He joined Standard Chartered in 2015 as an International Graduate. Jonathan rotated in Emerging Markets Rates Trading prior to joining the Economic Research team in May 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours) in business, specialising in banking and finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in accountancy (Second Upper Class Honours) from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.
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