Looking forward to next year

As a business leader, what are your expectations for 2014, for the Singapore economy, the region and the world? How do you think 2014 will be different from 2013?

Michael Jenkins

Chief Executive

Roffey Park Asia-Pacific

THE rather bleak French expression Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - the more things change, the more they remain the same - might be one way of characterising the world at large as we look to 2014. Our challenge is to stay alert and not assume that the BRICs will continue to be ''the ones to watch'' - we need a greater level of awareness to ensure we are alive to what was yesterday's news, to guide our organisations with a fresh, discerning eye and to be able to grab opportunities as they present themselves. At one point in the recent past the BRICs looked set to be replaced by the CIVETs - Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt and...

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