Australia’s Gareth Evans on political risk in Asian markets

The former Australian foreign minister, Gareth Evans, outlines potential flashpoints for trouble, but in general is optimistic about the future of Asia.

Australia’s Gareth Evans on political risk in Asian markets

Gareth Evans, Australia’s former foreign minister, told investors attending the 14th annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference yesterday that he is “cautiously optimistic about the political-risk outlook” in the region.

Speaking to more than 500 people crowded into the ballroom of the JW Marriott hotel in Hong Kong for lunch, Evans was charming in his realistic-set-up, noting that risk predictions invariably miss the big events, such as the outbreak of World War I, the collapse...

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