29 Dec 2019, 2:15am
A year of growth, strong markets and trade deals, they claim. And if it all goes wrong?
Brexit is going ahead, the WTO has lost its teeth and the climate crisis is worsening. But some say 2020 will be benignThe year that is just coming to an end was the nearly year. There was nearly a global recession. There was nearly a full-blown trade war between the US and China. And Britain nearly left the European Union. In the event, none of things happened and 2019 will go down in history as one of those that are soon forgotten. Unless, of course, it proves to be like 1913, one of those when – in retrospect, at least – it is possible to see the signs of a perfect storm brewing. Like