Summary of Industries in 2018

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Against the backdrop of a relatively healthy global economy in 2017, the old order will continue to undergo upheaval in a number of sectors in 2018. So say researchers from the Economist Intelligence Unit in this annual report on the prospects for the global automotive, consumer goods and retail, energy, financial services, health care and telecommunications industries. getAbstract recommends this forward-looking study to policy experts and executives for its succinct yet robust treatment of potential business conditions in the new year.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What sources of disruption will challenge global industries in 2018, and
  • What conditions the automotive, retail, energy, financial services, health care and telecoms industries face in 2018 and beyond.
 

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Forecasts of economic progress in 2018 are promising, but they augur less positive outcomes than the conditions seen in 2017, because inflation is likely to rise. Technology continues to force industries to rethink their business models. The outlook for 2018 also predicts greater political risks for all six sectors included in a survey of 60 developed and emerging economies:

  • “Automotive” – China has mandated a ramping up of production of clean-energy vehicles for sale in 2019 and 2020, thus channeling the investments of foreign and domestic manufacturers. A US renegotiation of the North...

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