Making sense of our current economic landscape with Vistage Economist Roger Martin-Fagg 

2017 will be another year of unexpected change, all the forecasts will be wrong. All we can do is embrace change whilst being mindful of one fundamental; each individual is capable of more than they realise, great leaders unlock this capability.

In this report:

  • Forecasts for 2017
    The uncertainty over Brexit weighs on funding and investment choices, this political landscape is reflecting the economic landscape. 
  • The Next Year or so…
    When the history books are written there will be much conjecture as whether it was the Brits who triggered the radical change which took place in Europe 2017-2025, or whether the groundswell for change was peaking elsewhere anyway.
  • The Global Outlook
    The EU region will post stronger growth despite political turmoil, on this, member states will begin to ignore Brussels as a whole until it produces a significant reworking of the EU model to allow more individuality for member states.
  • And in the UK
    Small businesses are nimble, customer responsive, quickly reinvent themselves, and are the bed rock of most economic systems. This is where future growth will come from.

“When the events change, I change my mind, what do you do?” this was said by Paul Samuelson in 1970, a Nobel Prize winner for economics. 

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Economic Update January 2017