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Macro Briefing: 17 January 2023

* China’s economic growth slows to 3.0% in 2022, near historic lows
* China reports smaller population, first decline in decades
* Will China’s reopening trigger a sharp rise in oil price? Maybe not
* Putin is “weaponizing food”, has global implications, warns head of fertilizer firm
* Japan rearming again to counter China’s ambitions to control Asian-Pacific region
* Corporate executives, economists at Davos meeting expect global recession
* More central-bank digital currencies are being tested
* Microsoft plans to add artificial-intelligent tools to all its products
* Bitcoin rallies sharply year to date after rough 2022
* Some analysts predict gold will rise to near record high this year:

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