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Global Leadership Briefing

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  • 36 Pages
  • April 2018
  • Region: Global
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  • ID: 4534264

Capitalize On Growth Upturn Despite Protectionist Risks

Many multinational companies are increasing sales targets and investment levels as expectations for economic growth continue to rise-

In parallel, executives should invest more time in risk management given the escalating likelihood of a downside geopolitical scenario disrupting their business environment- This new monthly Global Economics report is designed to help executive teams stay ahead of the curve on fast-changing global macroeconomic and political trends, develop an aligned set of expectations for developed and emerging markets alike, adapt to new external risks and opportunities, and evaluate emerging strategies from the fastest-growing international businesses-

This edition feature- The author’s updated view on a US-China Trade War and new research findings on monetizing value-added services-

What you will learn
  • What major 2018-2019 forecasts are driving the global macroeconomic outlook
  • Which executives insights are representative of latest sentiment in markets like Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • How should executives assess the potential of a US-China Trade War

What you will receive
  • Immediate access to the 36-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases

Table of Contents

Introducing the Global Leadership BriefingExecutive SummaryHow to Read This Report
2018–2019 Forecasts: Global Macroeconomic Outlook
  • Global Macroeconomic Outlook
  • Global Macro Drivers
  • FX Outlook: Currency Appreciation Ahead
  • Major Forecast Revisions
Pulse of the market: On-the-Ground Executive Insights
  • Pulse of the Market: Global
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Asia Pacific: India
  • Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Events to Watch: Risk and Opportunity Scenario Tracking
  • 2018 Events to Watch: Update
  • Risk in focus: US-China Trade War
Management Excellence: Emerging Ways to Win in Global Markets
  • Opportunity: VAS Lifecycle Management
Actions to Take: Q2 Agenda for Multinationals
  • Q2 International Action Items for HQ
  • Next Steps for You and Your Teams




The author’s strengths include global management topics and country level analysis tailored for a senior executive audience. The research focuses on cross-industry implications of macroeconomic, geopolitical risk, and emerging trends that impact the strategic decisions of business decisionmakers.


Research analysts:

Almost all have advanced degrees in economics, international affairs, or political science, and are multilingual. Researchers have lived and worked in the markets they cover and are based in regional hubs close to market

  • Analysts cover:
  • Economic trends and indicators (near-term volatility, long-term forecasts); political developments (election results, post-election policy, regulations, spending, monetary policy), outlook for market demand and cost of doing business, upside and downside scenarios, MNC investment sentiment, business practices
  • Quality control:

    • Research workflows supported by standard, proprietary process maps, tools and templates for analysis and writing, forecast admin tool, and content management system
    • Research managers pressure-test quality, consistency and usefulness of outlooks, scenarios, and suggested actions
    • Analyst interactions with clients (>1500/year) provide ongoing feedback loops from on-the-ground operators to c-suite
  • Research inputs include:

    • Primary: Multinational and local executives (interviews, surveys, analyst consultations), international and local experts (NGO officials, academics, consultants), international and local government officials
    • Secondary: Local-language news and international media, public/official data sources, government/association reports, Bloomberg
  • Research outputs include:
  • Forecast economic data, country/region outlooks and scenarios, market intelligence reports (monthly/quarterly for key countries as well as occasional Market Spotlights), as-needed analyst commentary alerts