McFarlane recommends contingency plans for global downturn

Have you got a contingency plan in place in the event of a global downturn? Trevor McFarlane, chief executive of consultant Emerging Markets Intelligence & Research, suggests you get one. Speaking at EG’s Middle East Real Estate Forum, McFarlane, who advises chief executives in the Middle East on a variety of business issues, ran through a list of recessionary risks. And, yes, they included, but were by no means confined to, Brexit.

Era of non-cooperation

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