Inequality, nationalism, trade wars, climate change: Is there a silver lining in 2020?

As global turbulence continues, Insight looks at the outlook for the year in key areas and identifies some bright spots.

Insight explores key issues and how they might play out this year.
Insight explores key issues and how they might play out this year.PHOTOS: REUTERS, BLOOMBERG, CEL GULAPA

As we enter 2020, we need to brace ourselves for another year of trade tensions. The United States and China are enjoying a truce, but the chances are this will be temporary.

Any trade disputes between the two - and there is a long list - will need to be sorted out bilaterally, because the body that normally handles such disputes, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has been marginalised, which is another problem.

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