As we enter 2022, the global economic engine is overheating with inflation higher and more broad-based than anticipated, worrying investors and Central Banks alike. Additional risks to monitor include new potential COVID-19 variants, a mounting global debt pile, and ongoing geopolitical instability. The UK despite a successful vaccine rollout faces challenges of its own with a cost-of-living crisis threatening short-term recovery and Brexit likely to exert a long-term drag. Forward-looking executives are closely monitoring these macro-economic indicators to anticipate challenges and find hidden opportunities, e.g., building capabilities in an inflationary market, managing the energy transition amidst an energy crisis.
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