Reuters Breakingviews Predictions 2021: The World Emerges – Predictions and Prescriptions for the Year Ahead
Nearly everything that could go wrong did. The pandemic threw plans – and predictions – out the window. As the world emerges and maybe slingshots into a Roaring Twenties rebound, old appetites will return. But the divisions Covid-19 exposed in our societies can’t be forgotten. The new year is on the horizon with markets supercharged by the unprecedented pace and success of vaccine science. Billions of people need to be inoculated to ensure the virus no longer threatens vulnerable members of society or poses an existential threat to renewed economic growth. Governments around the world must figure out how to wind down their massive stimulus packages.
Breakingviews is once again launching their annual effort to guide readers through the trends and events that they believe will shape behaviour, economies and asset prices in the coming year.