Slowing economic growth in China, a more isolated United States, political uncertainty in Europe, rising oil prices and currency inflation are just some of risks facing the world in the new year, according to Austin-based risk analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc., better known as Stratfor.

Of interest to Texans: Stratfor predicts crude oil prices will continue to climb after a prolonged drop that has devastated the state’s oil and gas sector.

“The pace of recovery for North American shale production…

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Risk analysis firm issues forecast for 2017 oil prices, NAFTA changes