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The 15 charts that defined the global economy in 2017





FILE PHOTO:    Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda (L to R), United States Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi walk after posing for a photo opportunity during the annual central bank research conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Jade Barker/File Photo

LONDON – For the financial markets and the global economy, 2017 has been a pretty good year.

All the major fears about 2017 that dominated the latter stages of 2016 — a market crash in the event of a Trump presidency, a Brexit-triggered recession in the UK, and a collapse of the eurozone following the implosion of the Italian banking system — have failed to materialise.

The economic story of the year has largely been one of positive growth and rising stocks.

That’s not to say, however, that 2017 has been dull or incident free. To name but a few major talking points, read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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