Take Brexit Britain and Trump’s America. Add climate change, instability in the Middle East, cryptocurrencies, and self-driving cars… and you have the world in 2018: hopeful, yet seemingly unpredictable.
We have assembled 11 unlikely events that - if they somehow happened - have the potential to profoundly affect the world as we know it.
To assess the political, economic, financial, and social impacts, IG brought together global economic/political experts to give their perspectives and predictions.
Explore some of the great unknowns facing us all today
Category: Tech Region: North America
Our panel of experts (interviewed March-May 2018):
Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy, Pusan National University
Robert Kelly is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Pusan National University in South Korea. His work focuses on international security and political economy. His areas of interest are East Asian security, US foreign policy, the Middle East, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Kelly has appeared as an analyst on television news services, including the BBC and CNN.
Professor, Corporate Banking Law, University of Warwick
Dr Andreas Kokkinis joined Warwick Law School in 2013. He is the course director for the LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and the editor of the GLOBE Centre Briefing Papers Series. He holds a PhD from University College London, an LLM from the London School of Economics and an LLB from the National University of Athens.
Chief Currency Strategist, IG
John Kicklighter is Chief Currency Strategist and head of DailyFX in New York City and San Francisco. He specialises in combining fundamental and technical analysis with money management. On his personal accounts, he trades spot currency, financial futures, commodities, stocks and options. Kicklighter holds a Finance and Investment degree from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York City.
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