2014 year-end update

D&B’s global economic outlook to 2018

Regional insights, upgrades and downgrades from around the world.

Global Risk Insights

  • The recovery from the 2008-09 recession remains the most challenging in the past century.
  • The US & UK economies now lead the recovery in advanced countries, while small economies such as Ireland,Malaysia, and the Philippines continue to outperform.
  • On the downside, the Eurozone faces the threat of a triple-dip recession, with key emerging economies including China and Brazil experiencing slowing growth.
  • Downward revisions in growth and global economic momentum foster uncertainty across global markets.
  • The drop in oil prices since mid-2014 will reduce business and household energy prices and boost macroeconomic conditions in oil-importing countries.

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