Summary of US Mid-Market Enterprises

Confident in Overseas Investments in 2016

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Most US middle-market companies are moving ahead with overseas investments in 2016.


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Judging from the dismal performance of many of the world’s financial markets in early 2016, analysts might have expected that managers of US middle-market companies would pull back their overseas investing in manufacturing, customer service and other areas. Yet for most of these firms, the opposite is true. Many business leaders are planning to invest in various operations abroad. getAbstract recommends this eye-opening report from the Economist Intelligence Unit to business executives examining their decisions about expanding in international markets.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What operations middle-market US companies locate abroad,
  • What countries these firms choose for overseas investments and
  • Why the survey results remain valid following the Brexit vote.


The wrenching market volatility of the first two months of 2016 caused many US business executives to rethink their investments in foreign operations. Market watchers had reasonable expectations of a retrenchment. But, contrarily, middle-market companies, to a great extent, have continued their planned...
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