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Financial outlook 2017

After a rollercoaster year in 2016 for traders, 2017 is shaping up to be no different. What are the key events, sectors and markets you should be keeping an eye on?

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UK general election

Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election backfired, resulting in a hung parliament.

It’s an outcome bound to reshape Brexit negotiations going forward. Get to grips with what it might mean for the markets, as well as how to take advantage with IG. 

Brexit

The timeline for Brexit, and what form it will take when it arrives, will be pivotal to the performance of the pound and UK stocks this year.

Keep up to date with all the latest developments surrounding Brexit.

Elections across the EU

2016 saw Eurosceptic parties growing in strength, making elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands and more pivotal for the future of an increasingly divided European Union.

Explore how the markets are reacting to every election.

Trump's first 100 days

After entering office as the 45th president of the United States in January, Trump’s first 100 days were seen as a key indication of how the rest of his term will proceed.

How did he fare at enacting policies, and how did the markets react?

China's outlook

China’s prickly relationship with the US, or renewed fears over its faltering economic growth, may well dominate the headlines this year.

Follow all our updates and analysis on the world’s second biggest economy.

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