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US policy uncertainty and a potential trade war could quickly darken the bright global economic outlook

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Atradius’ latest Global Economic Outlook predicts that 2018 should be another year of strong global growth (GDP growth up to 3.2%), the highest level since 2011. This growth includes advanced as well as emerging economies. However Atradius underlines the US policy uncertainty and a potential trade war, “could quickly darken the bright skies”. The remaining risks are a hard landing in China, a financial market correction, heightened geopolitical risk, and oil price volatility