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Navigating the global economy

Showing signs of recovery, the global economy is projected to double in size by 2032 and nearly double again by 2050. China will outstrip the US by 2017 (measured in terms of purchasing power parity). And India is likely to become the third ‘global economic giant’, a long way ahead of Brazil, which we expect to move up to fourth place, ahead of Japan.

As the emerging economies become bigger and wealthier, demand for services is rising. This phenomenon is already shaping global markets: in 2010, emerging economies spent more than the G7 on imported services for the first time since reliable records began.

What this means for your business

These long-term growth trends present many opportunities and challenges. China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies will become large consumer markets, not just low-cost production centres. And, with annual growth projected to be only 2% in the advanced economies, companies will need to look increasingly to other markets.

The booming trade in services is one area that looks particularly promising. Natural resource constraints, such as those relating to energy use and climate change, will also boost demand for new, greener technologies.

But the emerging markets can be difficult places in which to do business. The ability to understand and adapt to local rules and customs will be essential, as will the right entry strategy and, where appropriate, the right partners. Good relations with local government and regulatory bodies will also be crucial. And, in some cases, the best production centres may not be the largest consumer markets.

 

View our latest Economy research and insights

 

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We think the biggest impact of the Fed's monetary policy may be felt outside the US, and in particular, in emerging markets.

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Global Economy Watch July 2015

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Why are businesses hoarding cash?

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, businesses in many countries have increased their cash holdings.

Jul 10, 2015

 
 

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Focus on the UK: election over now what comes next?

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North Africa: what you need to know

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Global Economy Watch June 2015

Economic update: Eurozone peripheral picking up speed

Jun 5, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch May 2015

Economic update: US economy falters in Q1

May 5, 2015

 
 

Payback time! Emerging markets and the rising dollar

Emerging markets and the rising dollar.

May 5, 2015

 
 

Iran: Wind of change

Since 2012, Iran's access to capital and trade markets has been severely limited on the back of international sanctions. But this could all soon come to an end.

May 5, 2015