Outlook for markets in 2018

The year ahead will see central banks follow through with their rates plans as well as big shifts across the markets spectrum

After a banner year where indices tracked a surge in profits, the outlook cools

Treasuries, the dollar, Nafta and the economies of the US and China all face some uncertainty

Demand reflects region’s rise as independent financial hub, say bankers

Sector’s slow start to the year has yet to show signs it will rattle confidence

Elections this year seen retaining the country’s recent reform drive

Signs of strong growth and prospects of higher US profits buoy sentiment

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Lenders are raising rates for borrowers but not savers, which should please shareholders

This year should prove an inflection point for central banks and investors who have come to rely on them

Regulatory shake-up to provide more transparency on trading of passive investment vehicles

Investors should stay in stocks as a big bear market looks unlikely as early as 2018