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Commodity Market Outlook Q1 2024: High Uncertainty Amid Soft Economic Outlook and Geopolitical Risks

Aleksandra  Svidler

Aleksandra Svidler

29 Feb 24

This year’s commodity market outlook remains highly uncertain. As consumers and businesses continue to grapple with lingering cost pressures and high interest rates, subdued global economic activity is set to translate into softer commodity demand.

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Global Economic Forecasts: 2024 Outlook

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

14 Feb 24

Find the latest Q1 projections for GDP growth and inflation in 2024 to help your strategic planning.

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Global Economic Outlook: Q1 2024

Maxim Hofer

Maxim Hofer

13 Feb 24

In 2024, the global economy is expected to register slowing growth for the second consecutive year. This is primarily due to the dampening effect of high interest rates in most major economies globally, in addition to weakening growth in China, the world’s second largest economy. Yet, this comes after global growth consistently outperformed expectations in 2023, withstanding numerous headwinds, especially ongoing and widening geopolitical tensions.

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Higher-for-Longer Interest Rates: Outlook and Impacts on Businesses and Consumers

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

29 Jan 24

The era of high interest rates is expected to stay for some time, as persisting price pressures and geopolitical risks continue to challenge central banks in key economies in bring inflation back to their targets. As businesses and households increasingly feel the financial pressure coming from high interest rates, they will further adjust their spending and borrowing behaviour.

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Shipping Disruptions: Impact on Global Supply Chains and Economies

Justinas Liuima

Justinas Liuima

19 Jan 24

Global supply chains continue to face additional pressures in 2024 due to security crisis in the Red Sea. Global shipping companies and their clients avoid trade route via Suez Canal and instead are rerouting vessels round the Cape of Good Hope. This impacts around 11% of the global trade and poses the largest threat for the Asia-Europe shipping routes.

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Davos 2024: Responding to Global Changes with Resilience and Sustainability

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

15 Jan 24

This year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland revolves around the pivotal theme of “Rebuilding Trust” amidst a period of "permacrisis" – a prolonged era marked by uncertainty, stemming from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Euromonitor International has identified two vital responses to today's transformed world, with a summary of key content focussing on resilience and sustainability.

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