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Mega forces at play

Credit Suisse research finds 3 key trends shaping key economic and geopolitical events in the past year
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 05:50
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"It is certainly not easy to use the megatrends framework to predict these and other key events, but we believe that it provides a different prism, giving insights that complement conventional analysis and can ultimately contribute to improving investment performance." - Mr Giles

THE major economic and political events of the past year can be traced back to three major trends: the emergence of a multipolar world, sustainability and demographic change, according to research by Credit Suisse.

In the past year, oil prices have more than halved, biotech stocks have