- Brazil: A country in deep recession looks tentatively towards the first steps of the new government
- Egypt: slow recovery, structural challenges
- Gulf countries: various reactions to the same shock
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At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.
In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, seasonally adjusted activity decelerated to 1.5 %, down from 2.5% y/y reported in the previous period. Industry, which shrank by 1.5% q/q, was the main contributor to this weak result, due to the fall in oil production and challenges faced by manufacturing and construction industries. The services sector also slowed during the period, to a growth rate of 2.4% YoY, down from 3.4% for 1Q2016.
The 2016 Mid Atlantic Corporate Counsel Forum will be held on December 5 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va. This is a must-attend event for in-house counsel and those whose interests intersect with them – law firms, insurers, litigation support, service providers, etc. This year, Dominick Cirelli, Deputy General Counsel of Coface North America, will give a presentation on "The Shifting Employment Landscape—Why Having Policies Is Not Enough". To attend the event, click here