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Events to Watch for 2020

Grace Fuselier, December 10, 2019

$ 1,997.00

A comprehensive overview of events to watch through 2020 with downside, base case, and upside scenarios. Decelerating growth and ongoing trade disputes require constant vigilance to effectively execute on strategic plans.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


DuckerFrontier’s 2020 events to watch are the downside and upside scenarios that multinational companies should evaluate to ensure that their strategic plans are resilient when the unexpected occurs. This report is a companion to the base-case scenarios outlined in our Global Outlook for 2020 and our most recent Regional Outlooks. While our base-case forecast for 2020 expects global growth to stabilize at lower levels, propped up by stable consumer spending growth in key markets, the global economy remains in the middle of a global manufacturing slowdown that has led to inventory builds, weak commodity prices, and a gloomy industrial production outlook across developed and emerging markets. There are significant risks that growth could fall due to ongoing trade wars; weak macroeconomic growth in the US, China, and the eurozone; and geopolitical risks that could disrupt key shipping routes and trigger spikes in global oil prices. MNCs should engage in scenario-analysis exercises and develop robust contingency plans to stay ahead of their competition.

What you will learn

  • Global events to watch in 2020
  • Regional breakdowns of expected disruptors
  • Actions for multinationals to take to win globally

What you will receive

  • Immediate access to the 65-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary3
  • Events to Watch Methodology4
  •   Events to Watch Methodology5
  •   Align Global and Regional Scenarios6
  •   Assess Potential Impact on Business7
  •   Retrospective on 2019 Events to Watch8
  •   Methodology Has a Legacy of Success9
  • Setting the Stage: Base-Case Expectations for 202010
  •   High Amount of Uncertainty in Global Outlook for 202011
  •   Global Growth Remains Weak in 2020, After a Weak 201912
  •   The Global Economy Could Tip Into a Slowdown13
  •   Trade Wars Will Continue to Weigh on Growth in 202014
  •   Trump Faces Re-Election in November 202015
  •   Trump’s Strategy May Change During the Election Year16
  • Global Events to Watch in 202017
  •   2020 Global and Regional Disruptive Events18
  •   Global Events to Watch for 202019
  •   Many Events Have Upside Potential20
  •   Global Disruptors Are Interconnected21
  •   US Election: Warren Wins US Election22-23
  •   Global Impact: Warren Wins US Election24
  •   Trade Wars: US-China Economic Cold War25-27
  •   Global Impact: US-China Economic Cold War28
  •   Trade Wars: NAFTA Exit and Legal Limbo29-30
  •   Global Impact: NAFTA Exit and Legal Limbo31
  •   Trade Wars: Developed-Markets Trade War32-33
  •   Regional Impact: Developed-Markets Trade War34
  •   Domestic Fragility: US Recession35-36
  •   Global Impact: US Recession37
  •   Domestic Fragility: Eurozone Recession38-39
  •   Global Impact: Eurozone Recession40
  •   Domestic Fragility: China Abandons Reform Drive41-42
  •   Global Impact: China Abandons Reform Drive43
  •   Security Threat: US-North Korea Brinksmanship44-45
  •   Global Threat: US-North Korea Brinksmanship46
  •   Security Threat: US-Iran Conflict47-49
  • Regional Disruptors for 202050
  •   2020 Global and Regional Disruptive Events51
  •   Asia Pacific Disruptors52
  •   Latin America Disruptors53
  •   Western Europe Disruptors54
  •   Central Europe Disruptors55
  •   CIS Disruptors56
  •   Middle East and North Africa Disruptors57
  •   Sub-Saharan Africa Disruptors58
  • Implications for MNCs: Prepare for Disruptive Events59
  •   The Business Case for Contingency Planning60
  •   Contingency-Planning Methodology61
  •   Contingency-Planning Process62
  •   Scenario-Planning Processes63
  •   Market-Monitoring Processes64
  • About DuckerFrontier65

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