Finweek English Edition - - THE PESSIMIST’S GUIDE TO 2017 -

With po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty and a lack of clar­ity on South Africa’s eco­nomic pol­icy to re­main for most of 2017, for­eign in­vestors (and rat­ing agen­cies) are un­likely to be­come optimistic about the coun­try any­time soon. Mean­while, in the US, pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump will start im­ple­ment­ing poli­cies that would see its gov­ern­ment debt-to-GDP ra­tio bal­loon, and the US with­draw from global trade agree­ments. And, warn the ex­perts, a bear mar­ket is lurk­ing. Wel­come to the pes­simist’s guide to 2017.

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