Global economics: Q1 review and outlook

James Dowey, Investment Director, Chief Economist

China and Japan have both performed strongly so far this year, while the UK and Europe are going through periods of political uncertainty. In contrast, the US has experienced a temporary soft patch, but the lower oil price is proving to be a boon for consumers. How do these differing scenarios affect global equity investors and what are the key indicators to watch for?

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