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Rain is CBI Chief Economist

She leads the team which provides economic analysis and our prestigious surveys.

Rain was most recently head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics where she managed a large team of economists and was the lead expert on China. 

She provided macroeconomic forecasts and analysis on China's role in the global economy and the development of Asia, helping a range of companies and international financial institutions to expand into new markets and grow their business.

Prior to that, Rain worked in monetary policy and international forecast to the MPC at the Bank of England where she led a team with responsibility for developing a risk assessment framework for the UK financial system. 

While at the Bank, she also went on secondment to the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. where she was adviser to the UK executive director. In 2010, Rain was selected as one of Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35.

Rain was honoured by the World Economic Forum in 2012 as a Young Global Leader.

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