This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring. In the last year, we’ve been talking about UK companies issuing the highest number of profit warnings since the global financial crisis. But, in our latest analysis, we’ve had to go back even further to find our reference point. In Q2 2019, … More Where is uncertainty hitting hardest?
How can companies meet the challenge of supply chain disruption? This week’s blog comes from Mats Persson, Head of EY’s International Trade, Economics and Policy Unit Geopolitical uncertainty, new tariffs and even the threat of war in the Middle East dominate the headlines. As we’ve discussed previously, EY’s latest Capital Confidence Barometer Survey (CCB20), shows … More How can companies meet the challenge of supply chain disruption?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. This might be a strange, even bizarre question to ask given the uncertainties currently faced by the UK economy and – by extension – UK companies. But, our latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer has two really striking UK headlines. For … More Could the UK become a hotbed of M&A in 2019?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring. UK quoted companies issued 89 profit warnings in the first quarter of 2019. This is the highest first quarter total since 2009. Indeed, our EY Profit Warning Stress Index has only been higher twice before – both times during the last recession. … More Has UK plc lost its earnings compass?
Most organisations inside the UK – and many outside – will rank Brexit as amongst their biggest immediate risks. Rightly so. But amidst this political maelstrom, it’s easy to forget that the biggest existential threat to your organisation might come from an emerging disruptive trend or a change in social attitudes. In this week’s blog … More What’s that coming over the hill?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. The Capital Agenda Blog usually starts the year with predictions for the 12 months ahead…but where do you start? The only thing we can predict is unpredictability – not least because Brexit isn’t … More What price uncertainty?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Adrian Browne, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Markets Leader, and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Lead Content Editor. What stands out most from our 2018 word cloud is ‘More’. We clearly used that word a lot! This last year had more volatility, more uncertainty, and more disruption – but … More What happened in 2018?
My immediate answer is “riskier uncertainty”. Not knowing what happens on 29 March 2019 isn’t new. But although we now have a deal; the events of the last seven days seem to have increased probability of no deal. This is a new level of uncertainty with a rapidly approaching cliff-edge. Which is why, rather than trying … More What does Brexit mean now?
This week’s blog comes from Jon Slatkin, an EY Partner specialising in Rapid Transformation and Peter Matthews,Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Mobility. The automotive sector is in the crosshairs of four of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. With such a potent mix of environmental, economic, trade and disruptive forces, it’s hard to say what … More Why is the automotive sector at a crossroads?
The World Cup reminds us how much many of us still strongly identify with nation states. In many major economies this sense of nationhood is increasingly being expressed through greater nationalism and a drive towards protectionist policies. Indeed, one way or another trade is going to dominate the markets this summer, through growing global tensions … More Trading places