2016 Global Outlook

$ 375.00

A comprehensive report on FSG’s global outlook for 2016. Learn about the global drivers of market performance (including sub-national and country outlooks for key markets) as well as priority actions that multinational companies need to take.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


As the dollar strengthens and commodities prices fall, emerging markets will not provide stable growth in 2016 and capital flows will prompt substantial financial market volatility globally.

Annual forecasts will not adequately depict the magnitude of changes that are likely to occur in key markets in the coming year, and companies will need to focus their investments, not simply by country prioritization but also by customer segment and sub-national opportunity.

In strategic markets, executives should reconsider their local product mixes and positioning in response to pricing and competitive pressures and shifts in the addressable market.

Use this report to understand global economic drivers for 2016 and their implications for multinational business strategy and performance.

What you will learn

  • What are the main drivers shaping the global outlook for international business
  • How will shifting sub-regional market dynamics impact multinational business strategy
  • Which actions should executives prioritize to mitigate risk and capture opportunity

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 44-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3
  • Section 1: 2016 Global Outlook4
  •   FSG View of the Global Economy in 20165
  •   Opportunities Still Abound in 20166
  •   2016 Outlook is Imbued with Volatility7
  •   Slowing Growth Intensifies MNC Risk8
  •   Opportunities Will Be More Targeted9
  •   How Long Will This Last?10
  •   Driver #1: Abundant Capital11
  •   Driver #2: Strong Dollar12
  •   Driver #3: Low Energy Prices13
  • Section 2: Priority Actions for 201614-16
  •   Rigorously Prioritize Winning Markets17
  •   Manage a Compliance Crackdown18
  •   Adjust Customer Segmentation Approach19
  •   Challenge Pricing Strategies20
  •   Manage Currency Risk & Rate Volatility21
  •   Optimize Your Channel22-23
  •   Localize Manufacturing24
  •   Reconsider Your Hubbing Strategy25-26
  •   Invest in Local Strategic Capabilities27
  •   Manage Ongoing Disruptions28-30
  • Section 3: Major Market & Regional Outlooks31
  •   FSG View on the Eurozone32
  •   FSG View on Central & Eastern Europe33
  •   FSG View on the Middle East & North Africa34
  •   FSG View on Sub-Saharan Africa35
  •   FSG View on Asia Pacific36
  •   FSG View on China37
  •   FSG View on Latin America38
  •   FSG View on the United States39
  • Section 4: Scenarios & Disruptors of Global Performance40
  •   Companies Should Plan for Disruption41
  •   Events to Watch Methodology42
  •   2016 Events to Watch43
  • About Frontier Strategy Group44

Sample Pages

Opportunities Still Abound for Global Business

FSG View on the Middle East and North Africa

Manage Currency and Rate Volatility

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