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2019 outlook for global growth

The international economy and its impact on the middle market


Watch the full 2019 economic outlook series featuring RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas. 

"In the second half of 2018 the global economy slowed noticeably,” says RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas. “Major risks middle market companies will want to watch closely include a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit, China tariffs, ongoing problems with Italy’s fiscal position and the U.S. Fed’s actions on interest rates.”  

“For Europe and Asia/Japan, financial conditions are now a drag on overall growth, which hopefully will encourage both sides on the trade spat to reach an equitable settlement; otherwise, we’re looking at the real possibility of a global recession.”

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