Nine ways to get ahead of 2014

The US sharemarket will finish higher after navigating the Fed taper, privacy fears will continue to hit the cloud industry and Airbnb will pull the IPO trigger.

There is a long-running Melbourne event at the end of every year called Yuletidy. Basically a bunch of business reporters and industry types get together for an end of year knees-up at which they give their predictions for the year ahead. Usually the focus is on guessing the health of the markets, likely mergers and acquisitions, sometimes politics and almost always the fate of your football team.

And while Times Square is a long way from Collins Street, I still believe that in a profession where we hold people accountable every day it is equally important that we, as journalists, also hold ourselves accountable for what we do and say.



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