TOKYO -- Japan analysts' annual lists of unlikely-but-possible predictions suggest that 2018 could prove eventful for markets in ways both good and bad.
The tradition started with Byron Wien, a vice chairman at U.S.-based Blackstone Group, who has announced 10 surprises for the coming year -- events that others dismiss as unlikely but for which he sees at least 50-50 odds -- every year since 1986. Past predictions that proved prescient include the bursting of the tech stock bubble in 2000 and a U.S. recession in 2008.
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