A Traveller's Tale: Looking back on the world in 2009

Globe-trotter Nick Hood bids farewell to 2009, the year the global financial system didn't quite fail.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Travelling the world in 2009 was a curious experience. Initial denial of the depth of the financial crisis was gradually replaced by relentless over-optimism, driven by desperate politicians, guilt-ridden economists and a media bored with bad news. It was a year when the world’s financiers and investors failed to wake up and smell the coffee, never quite grasping the gravity of the situation. Trips to the USA were instructive... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]


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A Traveller's Tale: Looking back on the world in 2009

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