Bob Savic

Senior Research Fellow

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Bob Savic has over 20 years of professional experience providing tax, legal and economic advisory services to multinational companies, SMEs and governments across various European and Asian countries. He assisted the Singapore government in the development of a new economic model focused on innovation and creativity in 2000 with respect to a range of tax programmes. In 2003 and 2007, respectively, Bob was an advisor to the Ministry of Investment of Macedonia and Ministry of Finance of Serbia in the provision of tax credit and incentive regulations for investment in capital expenditure projects in key industry sectors.

Bob has worked as a partner for tax and legal services with major professional services firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers Central & Eastern Europe, Deloitte Russia and CIS, Ernst & Young Singapore, and Deloitte Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. Additionally, Bob has provided economic services for international lending agency projects in respect of China and East Asian development projects on behalf of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Investment Bank, and Asian Development Bank. He has also been a regular contributor and editor of financial and professional publications including Asian Finance, World Money and Banking, the Financial Times, Hong Kong Law Gazette, Reuters, Economist, Singapore Law Gazette, Singapore Accountant, CCH Singapore Legal Review, Ernst & Young’s Singapore Tax & Accounting Review, KPMG’s Personal Perspectives and various other professional and financial publications.

Selected Publications

China and India – Common or Divergent Trends in Economic Reforms?

The China-Russia Relationship – Mutually Beneficial and Sustainable Convergence?

Will China be a Net Outward Investor in 2015?

Saudi Arabia Oil Exports Falter While Non-Oil Sunrise Industries Rise

How Long can Russian Forex Reserves Avert a Rouble Meltdown?

Turkey Inflation Outlook Faces Long Term Structural Headwinds

The Greek Banking Crisis – Asset or Liability for Southeast Europe Banking Sectors

The Emerging Tiger Economies of Eastern and Central Europe