23 posts categorised "Economy"

04/19/2017

From Global Power Shift to Power Dispersion

Authors: Dennis Chesley, Global, Asia Pacific and Americas (APA) Risk Consulting Leader and Alexis Crow, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice In a 2016 strategy + business article, we outlined how a new world economic order had taken hold—one defined by complex and continuously shifting economic relationships. Today, we’re seeing that play...

03/20/2017

Is ‘crisis-ready’ the new normal in a volatile world?

Author: Melanie Butler, PwC’s Global Crisis Centre Leader I struggle to remember a time when the world seemed quite as unpredictable as it does today. The rise of populism, a seemingly resurgent Cold War, the ongoing refugee crisis and many other geopolitical and economic scenarios have challenged long-held assumptions and...

11/07/2016

Innovation above all else

Author: Clifford Tompsett, Head of the Global IPO Centre The Top 100 is into its 4th year, and it continues to render valuable insights. This year again, those companies who feature in the rankings are, on the whole, companies with a truly global reach and consumer base. There are very...

11/02/2016

Success and succession: addressing strategic planning for family businesses

Authors: Stephanie Hyde, Global Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader and Peter Bartels, Global Family Business Leader We’re launching our eighth Family Business Survey today – with over 2,800 participants it’s a fascinating and truly global picture of one of the most important and vibrant business sectors. The ambition, resilience, and...

09/26/2016

Europe after Brexit: is this the calm before the storm?

Authors: John Hawksworth, UK chief economist, and Jan Willem Velthuijsen, Eurozone chief economist The UK vote to leave the EU was a huge political and economic shock. But, three months on, the world seems to have stabilised itself surprisingly quickly. First, there was no ‘Lehmans moment’ for financial markets, which...

06/28/2016

Bracing for Brexit

Author: Bob Moritz , Network Chairman elect, PwC International Ltd. The global economy has enjoyed tremendous growth and opportunity by expanding the freedom to pursue business success through unfettered market access. This approach is being tested with the United Kingdom’s vote to “Brexit” the European Union. The outcome of this...

05/20/2016

If all Chinese were to switch to electric vehicles...

Author: Jan Willem Velthuijsen, Chief Economist, PwC Netherlands Suppose that the Chinese government decides today to install solar panels throughout the Gobi desert and to allow only electric transport in the cities from now on. In addition to addressing the smog problem, they would also be dealing with the demand...

11/16/2015

APEC CEOs look to expand despite drop in confidence

Author: Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International Ltd. Slowing growth in China, uncertain US interest rates, regional geopolitical tensions and growing concerns around cyber security have combined to make it a challenging six months for Asia Pacific business leaders. Not surprisingly, the results from PwC’s 2015 APEC CEO Survey reveal CEO...

01/21/2015

PwC Annual Global CEO Survey launches in Davos

Author: Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International Ltd. For the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to come to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Every year it’s different which is what makes it so special. For over four decades, the WEF has been – and still is...

12/04/2014

Can Africa fulfil its growth potential?

Author: John Hawksworth, Chief Economist, PwC UK After decades of relative economic under performance, sub-Saharan Africa1 has been one of the fast growing global regions over the past decade, as indicated in Figure 1 below. Only the emerging and developing economies in Asia, led by China and India, grew faster...