The soothsayers who predicted the world would come to an end on Dec 21 definitely got it wrong. We are still here and the world appears to be in relatively good shape. Well, as good as it was last week anyway.
Similarly the pundits who predicted the price of gold would break through US$2,000 (61,300 baht) per ounce any week soon _ and have been doing so for a number of years now _ have also been disappointed. It will almost certainly happen but the timing is anyone's guess.
In a year where the London Olympics were a major success and Barack Obama was returned to power for a second term, is your world a better place after experiencing 2012?
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