The global economy in 2016

Grant Thornton’s research reveals that going into 2016, most regions remain resolutely confident at the start of 2016. EU businesses remain surprisingly resilient in their outlook despite risks posed by the migrant crisis, terrorism and a possible referendum on the UK’s European Union membership. 2016 also looks much brighter for businesses in Asia Pacific and Latin America as both report big quarterly increases in optimism. Yet 2016 also brings fresh questions as US firms report a dent to their confidence heading into the New Year amid concerns over export markets and the strength of the Dollar. The global economy continues to change and evolve, with shifting landscapes in major economies creating new challenges but also new opportunities.

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