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Alumni Knowledge Video Webcast - Europe's Economy: Between Recovery and Uncertainty
June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. PDT / 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. EDT / 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. CEST

The European economy is on the road to recovery and business confidence has picked up after one of the toughest decades in the post-war era, but companies remain nervous about investment and the future shape and direction of the European Union itself. A survey of 2,000 C-suite business executives conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom highlights their desire for greater European integration, but also their fears of increased divergence.
Business investment also remains at historic lows as companies continue to amass cash to insure against a range of risks and uncertainties – including the future of Europe. While a majority of business respondents think the EU has had a beneficial effect on their business and want “more Europe” going forward, many do not rule out disruptive change, particularly in the eurozone.

Join Senior Partner Jacques Bughin (Brussels) and McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Senior Fellow Jan Mischke (Zurich) for this video webcast as they discuss these findings, the overall economic outlook for the EU, and how ending prevailing uncertainty can boost the EU’s GDP by as much as €1 trillion.

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Related Materials:

Click here to visit the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) website.

Click here
to read the article, "The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment."

Click here to download the Executive Summary of the new MGI report, "European business: Overcoming uncertainty, strengthening recovery," published in May, 2017. (PDF)

Click here to download the complete MGI report, "European business: Overcoming uncertainty, strengthening recovery," published in May, 2017. (PDF)

Click here to access the related MGI report, “New priorities for the European Union at 60”

Click here
to view our 2016 Alumni Webcast, “Global Economic Scenarios for 2015–25, including a Deep Dive on Opportunities for Europe”

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