2016 saw everything from the Brexit vote to the election of Donald Trump with a significant amount of currency volatility mixed in-between. But the politics and volatility have only just begun and as 2017 kicks into full gear, it seems we are set up for another interesting and unpredictable year of geopolitical pressures and macroeconomic forces on currency.

To help you prepare for what’s to come, in our new year’s edition of Global Ambitions we look ahead at the shape of the next 12 months. From the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency to the flurry of elections across the world, we explore the key political and economic events that may impact currencies, businesses and ultimately your bottom line. Read on to find out how thinking global and expanding to new markets could be your ticket to success this year, our top tips for doing business in Japan and don’t miss our Chief Economist’s currency scorecards.

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