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Rain Newton-Smith

Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Rain Newton-Smith is the CBI's director of Economics. She 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. Prior to that, Rain worked in monetary policy and international forecast to the MPC at the Bank of England. In 2010, Rain was selected as one of Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.