2015: a divergence in economic policy?

As the US continues to confound growth expectations and the eurozone’s ‘will they, won’t they’ saga has finally concluded, what are the implications for global markets? James Dowey, Neptune’s chief economist, puts forward his outlook for 2015 and the key considerations for investors.

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