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What is the growth outlook for the global economy and its core regions in 2019 and beyond, and what major sectors of the economy provide the best opportunities for growth?


The global economy is in the midst of a decade long slow growth environment characterized by an imminent productivity growth crisis. The looming labor shortage in mature economies and skill deficiencies in emerging markets will add further challenges to global economic prospects. Global growth lacks demand drivers and potential output is likely shrinking while uncertainty is increasing. What is the growth outlook for major economies and core regions in 2019 and beyond? The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook will examine the role of increasing uncertainty and risk factors for investment and growth in the medium and longer term in different parts of the world.

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Bart van Ark | Ataman Ozyildirim | Abdul Erumban | Klaas de Vries

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US – Japan Business Leaders Forum on Productivity 2019

For Productivity Dialogue Among Top Business Leaders of Japan, the US, and Germany.
July 25 | Japan Productivity Center: Read

Straight Talk July 2018

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Will Trade Barriers Derail the Global Economy?