New Report: Events to Watch 2015, Oil Below $50 a Barrel Just the Beginning

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2015) - Frontier Strategy Group (FSG), the leading emerging market information services and advisory firm, just released its flagship Events to Watch report for 2015. The report profiles the top 10 potential events that could disrupt global business strategy in the coming year.

This year's report was initially released exclusively to FSG clients, and within the first six weeks of publication one of the report's key predicted events occurred. Crude oil prices fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.

Additionally, eight of the events tracked in last year's Events to Watch report materialized, including severe energy price correction, a compliance crackdown for Western businesses by emerging-market governments and extreme currency volatility.

"We know from our research that executives who prepare for disruptive market events deliver more than twice as much market share growth than those who fail to monitor scenarios or plan for contingencies," said Richard Leggett, CEO of FSG. "The ongoing global volatility we expect in 2015 makes this year's Events to Watch report a critical resource for anyone doing business in emerging markets."

Even the best laid business plans will be dramatically impacted when external events take an unexpected turn, potentially transforming a country or regional manager from leader to laggard. FSG's research analysts track trends and maintain forecasts for 72 markets globally and have filtered 10 potential events that would massively disrupt business results if they occur.

The 2015 Events to Watch report is now available to the public on the Frontier Strategy Group webpage. It includes a video overview about the report by FSG's Global Head of Research, Joel Whitaker.

Download the report today. For more information of the 2015 Events to Watch report, Frontier Strategy Group, or FSG's broader service offering, email or visit

About Frontier Strategy Group

Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) is the leading emerging market information services and advisory firm. Through a robust offering of research, analytics, data and custom advisory engagements, FSG partners with business leaders at over 200 multinationals to power their emerging market business strategies. FSG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Singapore, London and Miami.

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