"United Kingdom Country Risk Report Q2 2015" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 13 2015


Core Views

* The UK economy outperformed most major developed states in 2014, and will continue to expand at a robust clip in 2015.
* In light of positive structural economic reforms undertaken by the government, coupled with flexible monetary and exchange rate policies, we remain bullish on the long-term economic prospects for the UK relative to the eurozone over the longer term.
* Despite numerous ructions between the ruling Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, we expect the coalition government to hold firm through to the next parliamentary election in 2015.

Major Forecast Changes

* We have pushed back our expectations for the first policy rate hike by the Bank of England to 2016.
* We have downgraded our current account deficit (CAD) forecasts for 2015, from 3.3% of GDP previously to 4.8% in 2015.

Key Risks To Outlook

* Downside Risks To Medium-Term Growth: There are downside risks to our economic growth forecasts, particularly stemming from the impact of fiscal consolidation and the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. In the case of the latter, we stress that even though near-term crisis risks in the euro area have dissipated somewhat, the anaemic pace of structural reform means that the single currency union will remain vulnerable to renewed stresses.

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/951891_united_kingdom_country_risk_report_q2_2015.aspx?afid=303

The United Kingdom Country Risk Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in United Kingdom. It is an essential tool for CEOs, Chairmen, Finance Directors/CFOs, Managing Directors, Marketing/Sales Directors with commercial interests in this emerging market.

An influential new analysis of United Kingdom's economic, political and financial prospects through end-2019, just published by award-winning forecasters, Business Monitor International (BMI).

Key Uses

* Forecast the pace and stability of United Kingdom's economic and industry growth through end-2019.
* Identify and evaluate adverse political and economic trends, to facilitate risk mitigation.
* Assess the critical shortcomings of the operating environment that pose hidden barriers and costs to corporate profitability.
* Contextualise United Kingdom's country risks against regional peers using BMI's country comparative Risk Index system.
* Evaluate external threats to doing business in United Kingdom, including currency volatility, the commodity price boom and protectionist policies.

The United Kingdom Country Risk Report by Business Monitor International (BMI) includes four major sections:Economic Outlook,Political Outlook,Operational RiskandKey Sector Outlook.

Economic Outlook:



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