The Real Economy: Volume 51
Tracking Brexit’s impact on trade, wealth, business cycle and profits
THE REAL ECONOMY |
The prospect of Britain’s departure from the European Union has created uncertainty in the economy and volatility in financial markets. Disruptions to the UK supply chain—a system built over decades within a European common market—will ultimately create losses for consumers through higher prices and diminished consumption choices. In this issue of The Real Economy, we assess the impact of Brexit on the UK economy, via our new Brexit Stress Index. The index is composed of six financial variables whose weekly performance indicates the market’s assessment of Brexit’s effect on trade, wealth, the business cycle and corporate profits.
In addition, we provide a first glimpse of new data from the upcoming RSM US Middle Market Business Index survey on cybersecurity. For middle market companies, data breaches are creeping upward, according to the report. We also offer our monthly update on growth using our new real GDP index. Download the full report.
IN THIS ISSUE
RSM’s new index assesses the impact of Brexit via financial variables on trade, wealth, the business cycle and corporate profits.
RSM’s monthly measure of gross domestic product indicates that GDP growth has been decelerating since November 2018.
Cyberthreats for middle market companies are on the rise but confidence level increases, according to new MMBI data.