Creating opportunity in adversity

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The global financial crisis is having a huge impact on the environment in which your business is operating.

Market capitalization and asset valuations are declining. Energy and commodity prices are fluctuating. Environmental and political issues are contributing to adverse business pressures. Gaps in power between developed and emerging countries are narrowing.

Despite unprecedented government intervention to boost spending and restore confidence, most businesses are bracing themselves for even tougher conditions ahead.

But in these difficult times lie opportunities – and EY’s global network of professionals can help you discover them for your business. Whether your organization is strong and healthy, under stress or facing difficult choices, we work with you to find financial, strategic and operational solutions that improve your liquidity, financial flexibility and stakeholder returns. We’re here to help you build a sustainable business – in the short and long term.


Emerging markets impact Europe's FDI

In this extract from our 2014 European attractiveness survey, we take a closer look at the role that emerging markets have played in Europe’s FDI story.

Economic recovery will gain strength slowly

The Eurozone’s disappointing growth performance reflects two separate dynamics that have been largely working against each other. Learn more in our fall Eurozone Forecast.

New, sustainable confidence in Europe emerges

Foreign direct investment decisions in Europe reached an all-time high in 2013. Find out what’s driving that trend in our European attractiveness survey.

Infrastructure in Russia: the road to 2030

Total investment in infrastructure projects in Russia is expected to reach USD 969b by 2030. However, legislative reforms and transparent decision-making are required for growth.

Africa's perceived attractiveness: at an all-time-high

The perception of Africa as an investment destination has improved dramatically, with sub-Saharan Africa showing encouraging development. Read our 2014 Africa Attractiveness survey.

Doing business in Kazakhstan

This guide is intended to give some useful practical advice on the legal and tax issues that face investors starting and building a business in Kazakhstan.

Macro insights for your business planning

Do you need a better understanding of the broad economic factors that influence your business? Our macro reports will help you make strategic decisions.  

Reforms boost Portugal’s investment opportunities

Investors perceive Portugal as more attractive than Europe as a whole, with recent reform programs. Learn more in our 2013 Portuguese attractiveness survey.