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Nine economics lessons from 2017

It’s been a good year for the economy—but 2018 might not go so smoothly

By George Magnus  

The London Stock Exchange. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/PA Images

With Christmas rapidly approaching, and 2018 just round the corner, it is time to down tools and consider some lessons from the world of economics this year. You might spend your Christmas eve watching the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge. To keep it seasonal, I’ve gone for nine lessons here, too.

So how did the economy perform, and what are the takeaways?

Global growth was more solid and synchronised than expected

The world economy had a…

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