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Events to Watch Out For in 2020, Worldwide Outlook - MNCs Should Engage in Scenario-Analysis Exercises and Develop Robust Contingency Plans to Stay Ahead of Their Competition

DUBLIN, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Events to Watch Out For in 2020, Worldwide Outlook" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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This report presents the downside and upside scenarios that multinational companies should evaluate to ensure that their strategic plans are resilient when the unexpected occurs.

The report is a companion to the base-case scenarios outlined in our Global Outlook for 2020 and our most recent Regional Outlooks. While our base-case forecast for 2020 expects global growth to stabilize at lower levels, propped up by stable consumer spending growth in key markets, the global economy remains in the middle of a global manufacturing slowdown that has led to inventory builds, weak commodity prices, and a gloomy industrial production outlook across developed and emerging markets.

There are significant risks that growth could fall due to ongoing trade wars; weak macroeconomic growth in the US, China, and the eurozone; and geopolitical risks that could disrupt key shipping routes and trigger spikes in global oil prices. MNCs should engage in scenario-analysis exercises and develop robust contingency plans to stay ahead of their competition.

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Events to Watch Methodology

  • Align Global and Regional Scenarios
  • Assess Potential Impact on Business
  • Retrospective on 2019 Events to Watch
  • Methodology Has a Legacy of Success

3. Setting the Stage: Base-Case Expectations for 2020

  • High Amount of Uncertainty in Global Outlook for 2020
  • Global Growth Remains Weak in 2020, After a Weak 2019
  • The Global Economy Could Tip Into a Slowdown
  • Trade Wars Will Continue to Weigh on Growth in 2020
  • Trump Faces Re-Election in November 2020
  • Trump's Strategy May Change During the Election Year

4. Global Events to Watch in 2020

  • 2020 Global and Regional Disruptive Events
  • Global Events to Watch for 2020
  • Many Events Have Upside Potential
  • Global Disruptors Are Interconnected
  • US Election: Warren Wins US Election
  • Global Impact: Warren Wins US Election
  • Trade Wars: US-China Economic Cold War
  • Global Impact: US-China Economic Cold War
  • Trade Wars: NAFTA Exit and Legal Limbo
  • Global Impact: NAFTA Exit and Legal Limbo
  • Trade Wars: Developed-Markets Trade War
  • Regional Impact: Developed-Markets Trade War
  • Domestic Fragility: US Recession
  • Global Impact: US Recession
  • Domestic Fragility: Eurozone Recession
  • Global Impact: Eurozone Recession
  • Domestic Fragility: China Abandons Reform Drive
  • Global Impact: China Abandons Reform Drive
  • Security Threat: US-North Korea Brinksmanship
  • Global Threat: US-North Korea Brinksmanship
  • Security Threat: US-Iran Conflict

5. Regional Disruptors for 2020

  • 2020 Global and Regional Disruptive Events
  • Asia Pacific Disruptors
  • Latin America Disruptors
  • Western Europe Disruptors
  • Central Europe Disruptors
  • CIS Disruptors
  • Middle East and North Africa Disruptors
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Disruptors

6. Implications for MNCs: Prepare for Disruptive Events

  • The Business Case for Contingency Planning
  • Contingency-Planning Methodology
  • Contingency-Planning Process
  • Scenario-Planning Processes
  • Market-Monitoring Processes

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/5uiiem

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