Some joy for the business world in 2018: but quite a few fears too

Predictions for the global economy next year are positive, but our writers also foresee a rise in inequality, and some sectors facing significant problems

The consensus view among economists is that the global economy will put in a strong performance in 2018, carrying on its strong momentum from 2017. However, that does not mean that every sector and every company will have a trouble-free year. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary will need to repair staff relations, jobs will leave the City of London and inequality will widen. Our financial and economic specialists predict the big stories in 2018.

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