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Business trends, risks and people to watch in 2023

By Tom Wilson, Antoine Gara, George Hammond, Richard Waters and Scott Chipolina

02 Jan 2023 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

The last 12 months proved hugely disruptive to industries from oil and gas to food, unsettling investors everywhere. Can we expect more of the same or some respite? The FT gets out its crystal ball.

This time last year, companies were wondering if there was an end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then in February, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, creating major ructions in markets from oil and gas to food and unsettling investors around the world.

Some industries have been particularly affected by the economic reordering: this is what to look for in the coming year in the corporate world in sectors from energy to private capital and technology.

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