The global economy: Set to hit the gas, yet wary of roadblocks
Ten years since the recession, we take a look at how the global economy is faring. Economic activity seems to be strong, driven by trade growth, easy monetary policies, and positive consumer sentiment. However, risks—in the form of high household debt, increasing uncertainties due to geopolitical events, rising protectionist rhetoric, and a move away from a multilateral trading order—could derail the current growth story.
United States Economic Forecast
1st Quarter 2018
The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017
Apprehensive millennials: seeking stability and opportunities in an uncertain world
A turbulent 2016—punctuated by terror attacks in Europe, Brexit, and a contentious US presidential election—appears to have rattled millennials’ confidence. Read the report to learn more.
2017 will be better than you think, with Asia leading the way
Singapore: Strong growth in 2017 is likely to stabilize in 2018
With a higher-than-expected GDP growth rate reported in 2017, the outlook for Singapore looks positive. Growth across sectors is likely to even out in 2018, indicating a well-rounded recovery. However, short- and long-term risks persist, which could derail growth projections.
Japan: Mixed signals
Japan’s economy has rebounded in recent times, buoyed in part by improved exports and global growth. However, a recent strengthening of the yen could spell some uncertainty in the short term. In the long term, the outcome of the planned increase in the national sales tax could rewrite the country’s growth story.
Embracing the BRI ecosystem in 2018
Navigating pitfalls and seizing opportunities
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a large part of the investment landscape across a swathe of the world for four years. This paper explains how industry players can best position themselves to seize the ever-widening range of BRI investment opportunities.