Summary of Industries in 2017

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The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 forecast argues that, while economic growth will continue, progress will be uneven. Nationalist, nativist challenges on both sides of the Atlantic have underscored frustration with a seemingly winner-take-all economy that has hollowed out much of the middle class. Against this messy tableau, major industries will experience geopolitical impacts that could affect their growth. getAbstract recommends the EIU’s guardedly sanguine analysis to executives and investors for its timely take on the near term.

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Six critical global industries tell a story of uncertainty and change for 2017 and beyond:

  • “Automotive” – Infrastructure spending, lighter regulation and US tax cuts would help the auto industry, but the president-elect’s antipathy to free trade could increase automakers’ costs. The possible dissolution of the Iranian nuclear deal, along with the impacts of Brexit, could weigh heavily on the sector.
  • “Consumer goods and retail” – Brexit and political change across Europe will likely dampen consumer sentiment in 2017. Tax cuts could benefit American consumers, while retail in emerging markets such as India, Russia...

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