The Global Economic Outlook is a bi-annual report providing forecasts relevant to your business such as economic growth, currencies and commodity prices.

Global Economic Outlook

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Global Economic Outlook

In a world of shifting political, environmental and economic climates, exporters are constantly facing new risks and opportunities. The Global Economic Outlook gives you insight on these changes to help you make better trade and investment decisions.

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In this issue

Economic growth is starting to get back on track. Is now the right time for your business to start selling outside of Canada?

On the face of it, the numbers are a bit scary. Unemployment rates in Canada and around the world are at, or are very close to, cyclical lows. Industrial capacity utilization in Canada is high, and in recent quarters is rising to pre-crisis levels. While these are good problems to have, they do look like a classic late-cycle burst that has never ended well in the past. Tightness inevitably results in inflation, leading to the ultimate tightening of interest rates.

Doomsayers already have their recession clocks set and humming. The most basic argument is timing: it has been about 10 years since the last one, and we are due.

But dig a bit deeper, and there are strong counter-arguments. Find out what those are in EDC’s latest Global Economic Outlook, and learn whether or not now is the right time for you to start exporting.

The Global Economic Outlook is a bi-annual report providing macroeconomic forecasts relevant to your business such as economic growth, currencies and commodity prices. Whether you’re doing business in the U.S., in other traditional export markets, or in emerging markets, the Global Economic Outlook gives you a comprehensive overview of how EDC’s economists see the world economy shaping up over the next two years.

Economic growth is looking solid, but will it stay that way? With arguments on both ends of the scale, is now the best time to look into new markets?

Upon review, the numbers can be a bit intimidating. Unemployment rates in the U.S. are at, or are very close to, cyclical lows. Industrial capacity utilization in the U.S. is high, and in recent months is rising. While these are good problems to have, they do look like a classic late-cycle burst that has never ended well in the past. Tightness inevitably results in inflation, leading to the ultimate tightening of interest rates.

Doomsayers already have their recession clocks set and humming. The most basic argument is timing: it has been about 10 years since the last one, and we are due.

But dig a bit deeper, and there are strong counter-arguments. Find out what those are in EDC’s latest Global Economic Outlook, and learn whether or not now is the right time for you to sell to the U.S. or beyond.

The Global Economic Outlook is a bi-annual report providing macroeconomic forecasts relevant to your business such as economic growth, currencies and commodity prices. Whether you’re doing business in the U.S., in other traditional export markets, or in emerging markets, the Global Economic Outlook gives you a comprehensive overview of how EDC’s economists see the world economy shaping up over the next two years.

Economic growth is rising — but so are interest rates. Are the conditions right for your next international investment?

On the surface, the numbers are a bit disconcerting. Unemployment rates in Europe are at, or are very close to, cyclical lows. In Europe, industrial capacity utilization has been surging since mid-2016, and is fast moving in on previous peak levels. While these are good problems to have, they do look like a classic late-cycle burst that has never ended well in the past. Tightness inevitably results in inflation, leading to the ultimate tightening of interest rates.

Doomsayers already have their recession clocks set and humming. The most basic argument is timing: it has been about 10 years since the last one, and we are due.

But dig a bit deeper, and there are strong counter-arguments. Find out what those are in EDC’s latest Global Economic Outlook, and learn whether or not now is the right time for you invest in new markets.

The Global Economic Outlook is a bi-annual report providing macroeconomic forecasts relevant to your business such as economic growth, currencies and commodity prices. Whether you’re doing business in the U.S., in other traditional export markets, or in emerging markets, the Global Economic Outlook gives you a comprehensive overview of how EDC’s economists see the world economy shaping up over the next two years.

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Global Economic Outlook was last modified: July 19th, 2018 by Export Development Canada.