A now-hiring sign is posted in a window of a business in Miami, Florida. Hiring by private US firms surged in December far more than expected, with nearly all of the gain concentrated in the services sector. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

What could sneak up and derail the global bull market in 2018?

Most signs point to continued growth worldwide and should leave investors optimistic, but the threat of inflation always lurks in the shadows

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A now-hiring sign is posted in a window of a business in Miami, Florida. Hiring by private US firms surged in December far more than expected, with nearly all of the gain concentrated in the services sector. Photo: AFP
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