Understanding how macro economic conditions act as headwinds or tailwinds for growth initiatives is a crucial element in formulating growth strategy.  But economic analysis is often pretty dense.  There is a terrific economic forecast article here by IHS Global Insights.  Very comprehensive yet easy to read and absorb.  Key takeaways include:

  • Global economic growth expected to accelerate to 3.2% in 2014 from 2.5% last year – roughly 30% improvement.
  • US, UK, Germany, and Japan will lead the charge while emerging markets continue to cool.
  • Key risks include slow recovery in corporate capital expenditures, geo-political risks in oil & gas producing regions, and hidden instability in un-regulated Chinese “banks”.

Click the picture for a good video interview with IHS chief economist.

IHS Chief Economist explains 2014 global economic forecast

IHS Chief Economist explains 2014 global economic forecast

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