Trading firms are wary of a market that has shown extreme volatility in recent weeks but uncertainty could be here to stay
The end of 2014 and the start of 2015 saw
a welcome (by some at least) return of volatility but the
economic outlook for the year remains patchy at best, leaving
firms thinking about how best to mitigate these risks.
The sharp decline of oil prices over
recent months is a positive for global growth but the outlook
at the start of the year for many of the world’s
top economies is weak.
The US is looking good for 2015 and
actually had its International Monetary Fund forecast improved
by 0.5% in late January to leave a target of 3.6% for the year
and 3.3% next year.
The other large economies all saw
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