Uncertainty has been the dominant theme of 2020 as the world struggles to live with a virus that came out of nowhere, wreaking havoc on economies, societies and individuals.
Those of us looking for a clean break in the year ahead may be disappointed because this uncertainty will spill over into 2021. For example, Covid-19 will be around for many months to come; dark clouds will continue to cast a shadow over global growth.
The US presidential election has delivered a winner – Joe Biden. But President Donald Trump has, without evidence, challenged the legitimacy of the count. Trump’s refusal to concede threatens the smooth transition of power.