How the Ukraine war will transform the economy
In our latest bi-annual economics webinar, Chief Economist Philip Shaw and Head of Capital Goods and Alternative Energy Research Ben Bourne provided their outlook on the European economy, business and markets. Both remained optimistic about long-term prospects and explained how the war in Ukraine is reshaping the defence, new energy and industrial sectors.
- Will the conflict and related inflationary pressures result in higher-for-longer interest rates?
- Will consumer spending falter in the face of increased prices and economic uncertainty?
- Will Europe become energy independent and what will be the impact on the energy transition and energy alternatives?
- Will the defence industry become ESG-friendly?
- What will be the implications of European companies seeking greater reshoring and security of supply chains?
Philip and Ben answered these questions and more. Watch the videos or click here for a written summary of their discussion.
The macroeconomic outlook
Investec UK Chief Economist Philip Shaw explains how four major themes are shaping the future: inflation, interest rates, recession fears and geopolitical uncertainty.
Which sectors are the most affected?
The Defence, New Energy and General Industrial sectors are all feeling the impact, notes Ben Bourne, Investec’s Head of Capital Goods and Alternative Energy Research.
Investec’s Philip Shaw and Ben Bourne answer your questions.
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