The Brexit vote has sent shock waves across the global business community. In our view (and despite the turmoil in financial markets), the sky is not falling—at least not immediately. But massive uncertainty looms. To provide some light and clarity to our members, our team of economists is busy providing answers and insights.

Latest additions

Insight Minute: What Does the Future Look Like for Post Brexit Europe?
    18 January, 2017

Special Webcast: Canada, the United States and Brexit. Oceans Apart?
    17 January, 2017 | 2:00PM London / 3:00PM Brussels / 9:00AM New York

  • This Special Webcast, featuring experts from Canada, the US, and Europe, provides the best evidence and analysis of the cross-Atlantic implications of Brexit. Find out what your business needs to know in this turbulent environment.

Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit 
    8 December, 2016

  • Brexit creates an existential crisis for the rest of the EU that will ultimately affect its economy and business climate.

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Bart van Ark | Ilaria Maselli | Ataman Ozyildirim | Brian Schaitkin | Gad Levanon

Webcasts, featuring Q&A with TCB economists and business practitioners

Special Webcast: Chain Reactions of Brexit on Business
    8 December, 2016 | 2:00PM London / 3:00PM Brussels / 9:00AM New York

  • Trade ties between the UK and Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands are substantial. Exports to the UK amount to 3 percent of Germany’s GDP. This number is even higher for Belgium. In the case of the Netherlands, it is large inflows and outflows of foreign direct investment to the UK that are at risk. What kind of issues will Brexit create for companies located in these countries?

Brexit: Once the Dust Settles
    10 August, 2016 | 2:00PM London / 3:00PM Brussels / 9:00AM New York

  • We will continue following closely developments that affect the short-term outlook of the Euro Area economy, with an eye on the latest discussions around Brexit. CPE credit available

What Does Brexit Decision Mean for Your Business
    7 July, 2016 | Available On Demand

  • Find out what our economists and business practitioners are saying about Brexit as they respond to business leaders’ questions about how to manage during and after the transition period.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View
    15 June, 2016 | Available On Demand

  • Next to discussing developments that affect the short-term outlook of the Euro Area economy, we will be focusing on the upcoming Brexit referendum in the UK, the negotiations with Athens and the state of the affairs in the refugees’ discussion. 

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View
    9 March, 2016 | Available On Demand

  • How is the short-term outlook evolving, and how will the upcoming "Brexit" referendum impact business in Europe? 

Facebook Live Streams with TCB Economists

30 June, 2016—One Week Later with Economists on Two Continents

Ilaria Maselli and An Maveau in Brussels are joined by Ataman Ozyildirim and Brian Schaitkin in New York to discuss the aftermath of last week's UK referendum. They answer questions from our members and social media.

24 June, 2016—Brexit Breakdown: Live from Brussels and New York

Executive Director Andrew Tank and economists Ilaria Maselli, Gad Levanon, and Brian Schaitkin examine all the fallout from shock Brexit vote. Where do the UK and EU go from here? What are the next steps in what's shaping to be an acrimonious two-year-long divorce? How emboldened should "post-truth" populists on both sides of the Atlantic feel? Can Scotland—or London—secede from Britain's secession? And is Dublin Europe's Anglophone finance hub of the future?

Publications

Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit 
    8 December, 2016

  • Brexit creates an existential crisis for the rest of the EU that will ultimately affect its economy and business climate. 

The Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy
    2 August, 2016

  • Low confidence, high uncertainty, and postponed investment decisions are some of the short-term impacts we can expect from the United Kingdom’s stunning decision to leave the European Union. 

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
    27 July, 2016

  • Emerging markets shrugged off the Brexit panic, for now, but show little sign of growth acceleration for the rest of the year.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View
    26 July, 2016

  • The Euro Area was on a moderate recovery path before the EU referendum. In reaction to Brexit, investors moved their capital toward less risky assets, bringing to the surface the weakness of the Italian banks and uncertainty around future investment decisions.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View 
    22 July, 2016

  • The US economy on a below 2 percent growth path. 

Asia Insights: What Will Brexit Mean for Emerging Markets? (Complimentary)
    7 July, 2016

  • The Conference Board economics team considers that direct growth impact on emerging markets from Brexit is likely to be marginal, when compared to mature economies. However, uncertainty is ahead. Companies in emerging markets should plan around different possible outcomes of the Brexit negotiations.

China Center Quick Note: China & Brexit
    7 July, 2016

  • There are several ways to assess China’s exposure to the events in Europe, including examining China’s engagement with the UK and the EU in terms of international trade, FDI flows, and the RMB. Equally important, however, is to consider what Brexit means for China’s engagement with Europe on a geo-economic and geopolitical scale.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
    5 July, 2016

  • Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View
    1 July, 2016

  • Recent moderate optimism on the Euro Area economy has rapidly vanished as a consequence of the unexpected result of the referendum in the UK on June 23.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View
    28 June, 2016

  • The struggle to find more growth.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View
    21 March, 2016

  • Euro Area recovery continues but at a more moderate pace. Special topic: What will Brexit mean for Britain and Europe?

Blog

On Brexit—and Learning from the Divorce (Committee for Economic Development)

Young Brit studying in Belgium? Old Brit retired to France? EU citizen working in the UK? Brexit will harm you.

Downloads

Brexit Implications on Global Economy (Complimentary)

The Conference Board and #tcbBrexit in the News

Ilaria Maselli: The Four Possible Europes after Brexit
17 Jan | EuroactivRead

Bart van Ark: Trump Victory Could Trigger Brexit-like Market Moves
7 Nov | BloombergRead

The Conference Board: Make No Mistake, Britain is Not a World-Beating Economy
29 Sept | Financial TimesRead

Ilaria Maselli: U.K.’s Current-Account Deficit Stands to Shrink After Brexit
14 Aug | Wall Street JournalRead

After Brexit, UK gives banks a break
5 July | MarketplaceRead
5 July | MarketplaceListen

Brexit causes rupture in economic outlook (Finnish)
Brexit moukaroi särön talousnäkymiin
29 June | Kauppalehti: Read | Download

All loss (Finnish)
Kaikkien tappio
29 June | Kauppalehti: Read | Download

Bart van Ark: Luring Banks to Amsterdam after Brexit is senseless (Dutch)
Banken lokken naar Amsterdam na brexit is zinloos
28 June | Het Financieele Dagblad: Read | Download

After Shock Vote, Brexit Will Be a Long Goodbye, Not a Clean Break
24 June | The Conference Board Press Release: Read

Ilaria Maselli: Brexit Result will Test U.S. Banks
24 June | MarketplaceRead
22 June | Marketplace: Listen

The Conference Board: Brexit and the economic impact
22 June | ForbesRead
21 June | Financial TimesRead

Straight Talk February 2017

Global Economic Outlook 2016

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