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Annual report with quarterly updates focusing on the opportunities and risks for business growth in different parts of the world in the short-term and the medium-to-long-term.

SEPTEMBER 2017

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How much will stronger global growth benefit a recovery in trade?

As the global economy keeps showing signs of strengthening, foreign trade has also exhibited a strong revival. The strengthening in global final demand, after a long period of weakness, has helped trade especially for durable consumer and investment goods. However, the global trade recovery should not be taken for granted. The shift toward more services-oriented economies in emerging markets as well as changes in the organization of global value chains might create a different relationship between trade and GDP going forward. Risk factors around high equity values, shocks to energy and commodity prices, and possible policy disruptions may also limit the trade recovery.

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September 2017

Strategic overview

  • StraightTalk® How much will stronger global growth benefit a recovery in trade?

Country infographic: Germany / France

May 2017

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February 2017

Strategic overview

  • StraightTalk® Is Uncertainty Really Holding Global Growth Back? Not for now!

 Country Infographic: Mexico 

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Next update

The next annual update of The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook is scheduled for 13 November 2017.

Straight Talk September 2017

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: How Much Will Stronger Global Growth Benefit a Recovery in Trade?

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