Growth indicators have showed that Europe’s growth outlook has slowed even further than anticipated in 2013, and it is forecast that the European Union may see the second year of falling economic output with even further declines in employment figures. This briefing will seek to identify the reasons for this negative market sentiment and whether or when a change in growth momentum can be expected. The investigation will allow insight into whether there are pockets of growth within Europe and if these will be the catalysts to spark the European engine back to life.
The briefing will also focus on another important region, Africa, where growth momentum has shifted and remained high through the 2012 economic turmoil experienced in Europe. Many African economies are highly reliant on Europe as an export market, but have managed to maintain significantly positive growth rates. Have these economies shifted their economic structures, or have they shifted their export markets?
The briefing seeks to identify the catalysts of growth in these two regions and will identify what could be the most likely outcomes in the short to medium term.