In the IMF World Economic Outlook update, January 2019

it was stated that “….Risks to global growth tilt to the downside. An escalation of trade tensions beyond those already incorporated in the forecast remains a key source of risk to the outlook. Financial conditions have already tightened since the fall. A range of triggers beyond escalating trade tensions could spark a further deterioration in risk sentiment with adverse growth implications, especially given the high levels of public and private debt…..”

The weakening economic environment is also taking place at a time of rapid and disruptive change. This will create both risks and opportunities.

In the video in this post I am summarising some personal opinions about what this means in terms of corporate qualitative and financial analysis. Please also take a look at other video posts in the series of  Essential Corporate Qualitative and financial analysis which you can find on

If you would also like to enrol in my digital training course on Essential Corporate Qualitative and Financial Analysis at a time of rapid and disruptive change you can find details on, where there is a link to a free introductory session.