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We would like to invite you to join the GBA – EuroCham co-hosted business luncheon which will take place in Hanoi as below schedule:


ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019 - Financial, Macroeconomic and Entrepreneurial Challenges. Three Perspectives

Date:              Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

Time:             11:30am – 02:00pm

Venue:           La Veranda room, Ground floor, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

56 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Fees:              GBA & EuroCham Member: VND 1,100,000 || Non-member: VND 1,300,000

Registration: limited seating on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please register your attendance latest by Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 to Ms. Khanh Linh at to enable us to plan successfully.


Our guest-speaker: Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann, Chief FX Analyst Commerzbank Frankfurt


Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann is the Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at Commerzbank AG, Research Division.

Mr Leuchtmann is responsible for emerging markets foreign exchange strategy research at Germany's second biggest lender.  

Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager at Invesco Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH and Fonds für Stiftungen Invesco and its Asset Management Division.


Ulrich will give an outlook on the major currencies in 2019 and share his views on possible implications on the world's main currencies by topics like unregulated Brexit, trade wars and US policies.

Guest Speaker: Sebastian Eckardt 

Sebastian Eckardt is the World Bank's Lead Economist and Program Leader for Vietnam where he coordinates the Bank's work on macroeconomics, trade, finance, agriculture, poverty and public-sector reforms.  

He joined the World Bank in 2006 and has since worked on a range of analytical, advisory and lending operations supporting clients in the areas of macroeconomic, fiscal and institutional reforms across several countries in Europe, South and East Asia; including Indonesia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Romania, Armenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Colombia, Russia, Moldova, and Kazakhstan.  

His last assignment before moving to Vietnam in June 2015, was Country Economist for Ukraine where he managed the Bank's support to help Ukraine tackle a severe macroeconomic crisis. Prior to joining the Bank, Sebastian worked for the German Government.  

A German national, he holds a MSc from the University of Birmingham, UK and PhD in Public Finance from the University of Potsdam, Germany


  • Sebastian Eckardt (Lead Economist and Program Leader for Vietnam at World Bank)

    Sebastian Eckardt

    Lead Economist and Program Leader for Vietnam at World Bank

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  • Ulrich Leuchtmann (Chief FX Analyst at Commerzbank Frankfurt)

    Ulrich Leuchtmann

    Chief FX Analyst at Commerzbank Frankfurt

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