Will 2018 bring yet more uncertainty, or will
the global economy come back down to earth?
It's been a year to forget in many ways, but 2017 will
certainly go down as a memorable one. In last January's
edition, IFLR published a series of predictions for how we saw
the year panning out – these included suggestions that
Trump would push forward to deregulate the US, that we would
see tighter grips on capital flows by the PRC, and a general
rise in tech mergers globally.
We didn't do too badly, so we've decided to do it again.
In the US, as the Republican Party's grip begins to tighten,
all eyes will be on the midterm elections, while the threat of
a sweeping left-wing populist uprising hangs over much of Latin
America. Europe and the UK will continue to iron out their
divorce proceedings, and we could see more and more...