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Positive outlook for global growth, investments

Indicators point to a stronger economy despite various geopolitical risks and demise of "Trump trade".

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Tourists at Times Square in New York. There is one qualification to the positive signs about global economy, and that is the US economy looks to have seen a soft start to the year. However, March quarters seem to regularly come in on the soft side initially only to get revised up later and be followed by a bounce back in growth, suggesting a seasonal adjustment problem.

DESPITE numerous geopolitical threats (eurozone elections, tensions between the United States and China, and North Korea), worries about the demise of the so-called "Trump trade", and shares being overbought and due for a correction at the start of the year, share markets have proved to be...

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