IHS Global Insight Names Rajiv Biswas Chief Asia Economist
Nov. 2, 2010 (Business Wire) -- IHS Global Insight, the recognized leader in providing the most comprehensive global economic information, analysis and consulting services around the world, has named Asia-Pacific expert Rajiv Biswas its Asia Chief Economist.
Biswas will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of IHS Global Insight's macroeconomic forecasts and analyses for Asia-Pacific. He will contribute to development of IHS Global Insight’s global forecasts, working closely with IHS Chief Economist, Nariman Behravesh and other regional economists. He will also engage in extensive customer support, business development and media interaction throughout the region. He will be based in IHS Singapore office.
Biswas’ extensive professional background and expertise includes political and economic assessments of Asia-Pacific, sovereign risk analyses and ratings, as well as assessment of competitiveness of international financial centers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Before joining IHS Global Insight, Biswas was Southeast Asia Director for The Economist Group. He also served as Director and Senior Economist for the Asia-Pacific Region for UBS, focusing on the regional and global economy, country risk and international public policy. Prior to UBS, Biswas was Senior Economist in the International Finance and Capital Markets Department of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and held Economist positions at QIC Fund Management, the Western Australia Department of Economic Development and Trade, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has a M.Sc. and D.I.C from Imperial College at the London University.
“The addition of Rajiv Biswas to the already formidable IHS group of economic experts confirms our commitment to market leadership in economic analysis and forecasting. It also stresses the importance of analysis of the fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets and the support we offer to our clients in this strategic region,” said Scott Key, senior vice president-global products and services for IHS.
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