This year is going to be a lousy year yet again. The only consolation I found today is, based on the business to date this year, it is no worse than last year’s! I find this really incredible, because I thought I have not seen a worse January. Guess my memory is certainly not getting any better. Nobody I talked to seem to be particularly upbeat about the prospect of this year. Those who get to keep their job should be grateful. Those in business, it is going to be a tough year ahead. Will either have to tough it out, outmuscle competitors, or pack up the business. The upcoming Chinese New Year might be a gloomy one this year..