Global Business Voice

The AGN Global survey on topical business and commmercial issues impacting the SME

AGN "Global Business Voice" is quick fire poll of senior and respected business advisors from some 40 independent accountancy and financial advisory firms based in the major commercial centres across the world.

Our 'opinion leaders' are a powerful proxy for gauging the views of small and medium sized (SME) businesses on emerging issues that are impacting the global business agenda right now. 

Are you an AGN member and want to become an opinion leader? Submit this form now. For queries, please contact Pauline Walzak

Published surveys:

February 2018

Bitcoin or bust? 
The crypto-currency goes from $600 to $17,000 in a year and splits our panel of experts


AGN Global Business Voice:
Only 12 months ago you could buy a Bitcoin for about $600; now the same thing would cost you around $12,000. In December, that figure was $17,000.
Bitcoin is one of the so-called ‘cryptocurrencies’ but the most successful by far: its market value has at times been greater than that of Disney or IBM. In fact, Bitcoin is bigger than the total currency supply of Denmark!

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Novembre 2017

Cyber Security: The international threat to business continuity


AGN Global Business Voice:
The largest and arguably most powerful ransomware attack the world has seen started to infect IT systems on Friday 12 May. The ‘WannaCry’ virus threw organisations in the UK, US, Russia, Germany, China and more into meltdown: 157 countries were involved in the attack.

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January 2017

Globalisation: Good, bad and protectionism


AGN Global Business Voice:

A key theme of the World Economic Forum in Davos was the impact on the world of economic and corporate globalisation. President Xi of China opened the Davos with a speech praising the merits of global free trade. But on Friday, US President Trump finished the week calling for a protectionist approach for American businesses. We sought the views of the AGN Global Business Voice panel on these themes, and in particular their views on the impact on national businesses (those whose markets are mainly within national boundaries). 

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November 2016

Trump elect, an international business reaction


Our latest Global Business Voice survey tackles the US election, the surprise result and its impact on SME businesses around the world.
In overview, nearly two thirds of our global panel think that the election of Donald Trump could be less positive for SME business globally than if Hillary Clinton had secured victory – a view shared equally in North America and around the world. Similarly downbeat, just over half of the panel believe that business trade opportunities between the US and other countries will now decrease. However, interestingly in this case, a third of the North American panellists thought the opposite. 

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