A 4-day practical training course for bankers, delegates will:
Gain practical skills and confidence in preparing an economic situational report for any country as a key part of strategic planning for your sector.
Gain a clearer and deeper understanding of the wider macroeconomy and the implications for the banking industry.
Understand the drivers of economic activity at the macroeconomy level and the key role played by the various sectors, including banking.
Identify the implications for short-term and longer-term economic growth and assess the impact on the banking industry.
Appreciate the goals (and conflicts) of macroeconomic management – including sustainability of growth, low inflation, full employment and a satisfactory external trade position.
Develop a critical awareness of the policy tools used by governments and central banks in any country including: fiscal policy, monetary policy, exchange rate and trade policy, as well as supply-side economics.
Improve your understanding of the causes and consequences of business cycles and how these are likely to affect performance in the banking sector.
Take part in interaction discussions concerning a wide range of current themes and issues of direct relevance to the banking industry.
Become more critically aware of the importance of macroeconomic data and economic forecasts, nationally and internationally, essential for business planning and investment decisions.