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The recent sharp escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions serves as a reminder of the potential for flare-ups in geopolitical risks as we enter 2020.

We see global growth stabilizing and gradually picking up over the next six to 12 months, thanks in part to easy financial conditions.

Strategic competition between the U.S. and China, especially in tech, is likely to persist despite the signing of a limited "Phase 1" trade deal.

This post originally appeared on the BlackRock Blog.