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Political uncertainty has been a major driver of market fluctuations and is likely to remain so this year. The inauguration of a new US president, Brexit discussions, elections in Europe and unrest in Middle Eastern countries are all influencing already nervous markets. The decision by Opec members and some other oil producers, including Russia, to cut production from 1 January added further upward pressure, a situation exacerbated in the UK by sterling’s weakening against other currencies, notably the dollar. However, […]