New D&B Special Report: Trading Globally opportunities & risks
Because of the current economic situation worldwide, D&B has launched a new global report on the risks and opportunities in global trading. Below is a summary of the D&B Special Report August 2011.
Global trade flows grew strongly in Q1 2011, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth.
Emerging markets were the main driver of the recovery in global trade in 2010, whereas trade growth was slower in Europe and North America.
A potential economic slowdown in H2 2011 is liable to soften global export and import growth in coming quarters.
Exporters need to monitor country-specific political, economic and commercial risks.
High trade opportunities, low business uncertainty: Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa.
Low trade opportunities, high business uncertainty: Afghanistan, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Yemen.