StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Bucking the Trend—Overcoming Uncertainty, Shocks, and Disruption with Qualitative Growth

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s the message of our economic growth outlook for 2017 and beyond. In our sixth year of global stagnation, we see little chance of dramatic change, but some potential good news. Stabilizing energy and commodity prices could create a tailwind, at least for resource-rich countries. And digital may increase productivity. But the training to make this happen requires investment, and the current policy uncertainty is slowing that investment. Businesses should prepare for more disruption and stay focused on innovation and productivity, even—or especially—in times of stagnation.

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