Not even the most experienced company can prepare for the unpredicted. Stay current and make more competitive and calculated export decisions.
- Gain in-depth knowledge of economic trends specific to your markets
- Predict economic trends in developed and emerging markets
- Mitigate risk in current and future export opportunities
Economic growth is rising — but so are interest rates. Are the conditions right for your next international investment?
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As an experienced exporter, you’re aware of trending changes: economic growth is rising — but so are interest rates. You’re already gauging whether conditions are right for your next international investment, and forming your own opinions about whether the effects of protectionism are overstated.
On the surface, the numbers are a bit disconcerting. Unemployment rates in Europe are at, or are very close to, cyclical lows. In Europe, industrial capacity utilization has been surging since mid-2016, and is fast moving in on previous peak levels. While these are good problems to have, they do look like a classic late-cycle burst that has never ended well in the past. Tightness inevitably results in inflation, leading to the ultimate tightening of interest rates.
Doomsayers already have their recession clocks set and humming. The most basic argument is timing: it has been about 10 years since the last recession, and we are due.
But as a businessperson who always wants to dig a little deeper, you know there are strong counter-arguments. Find out what those are in EDC’s latest Global Economic Outlook and learn whether now is the right time for you invest in new markets.
The Global Economic Outlook gives you the added insight and forecasts you need to enhance your own knowledge of global trade. It’s a bi-annual report providing macroeconomic forecasts relevant to your business such as economic growth, currencies and commodity prices. Whether you’re doing business in the U.S., in other traditional export markets, or in emerging markets, the Global Economic Outlook gives you a comprehensive overview of how EDC’s economists see the world economy shaping up over the next two years.