So 2012 is essentially over and it's been an interesting year by all accounts. I think it's been a fairly bad year, both geopolitically and in terms of finance (although for myself it's been quite good!). Some of my key moments of 2012:
- - Global hatred of bankers reached new highs this year with various scandals including money laundering, derivative mis-selling and of course, manipulation
- Heightened tensions in the Middle East - Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria, all of these have been involved in conflicts of some sort and it seems like this will only escalate further in 2013
- Chinese power change - Although there was a US election, whoever won the policies were going to be broadly the same. The world's second superpower China also had it's first change in leadership for a decade. Currently they seem to be planning the same kind of policies but who knows what direction China will take over the next year
So monkeys, what are your thoughts on 2012?