What lies ahead in 2013?
Explore the future with our annual Breakingviews Predictions
We’re pleased to offer the 2013 Breakingviews Predictions book. Our annual compilation offers pithy and insightful views on the world in 2013, from the challenges for the euro and central bankers to the destiny of bank bosses, tech titans, emerging economies and financial markets. Readers may agree with us or not – we aim to provoke debate.
If our predictions for 2013 materialize, the world will avoid economic calamity. We might even see a return to old-school markets, where assets are less correlated and investors thrive on the merits of their fundamental analysis. There will still be trouble spots: Hewlett Packard needs to break itself up, and central bankers everywhere will find their independence threatened. Latin America will draw economic strength from its consumers; shadow banking could lead China towards a darker place and Angela Merkel will win an uncomfortable victory in German elections. We also expect 2013 to mark the beginning of the end of excessive hedge fund fees. Japan’s new leaders will preside over a three-digit yen. The year may even see Bob Diamond – the former CEO of Barclays – bounce back and could see career change for some of the global investment banking industry’s financial crisis survivors.
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Enjoy Predictions 2013, and read them in the spirit they are written. Breakingviews will work hard to explore the entire year ahead with a blend of insight, analysis, speed, and common sense. With these predictions, and all the Breakingviews columns we will publish in the next 12 months, we hope our subscribers – and Thomson Reuters clients everywhere – will profit financially and intellectually in the year ahead.
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