CLS: politics and technology will be main drivers in 2018

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David Puth, Market Participants Group
David Puth: politics could have a bigger influence on markets in 2018

In 2017, markets largely ignored the worst political risks, shrugging off the escalation of tension between the US and North Korea, as well as the creeping sense of instability around the US government and uncertainty posed by Brexit.

In 2018, some of these factors may become more important drivers, says David Puth, chief executive of CLS.

From a macroeconomic perspective, Puth expects synchronised global growth to continue, albeit with slight risks for the US economy, which is showing signs

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