Year ahead 2022: the top trends to watch this year

How will inflation impact economic recovery? Will China make a comeback? What can we expect from tech stocks?

Explore these questions and more in our 2022 economic outlook.

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Market outlook 2022: our analysts’ expectations

The past couple of years have been marked by lockdowns, vaccine rollouts, re-openings and inflation. This time last year, it felt like the worst was behind us and that 2021 would bring about the end of the uncertainty Covid-19 brought us. As we all know, this never really happened.

As we started to prepare for 2022, thanks to the vaccine rollout and increasing growth, markets seemed confident that the new year would create opportunities. But the omicron variant has dampened spirits once again. Now the message is clear: volatility will continue.

Looking ahead, there’s a sense of déjà vu. No one knows what’s in store for us but there are a few trends we can be sure will follow us from 2021, and some exciting opportunities that the new year could bring.

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What to watch in 2022

Discover our market analysts’ expectations the top trends to watch in the new year.

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