Retail in Asia wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year of the Tiger!
It may not be all smooth sailing under a tiger reign, but a reversal of financial fortunes could come to a lot of retailers who have taken a pounding during the recession.
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other financial prognosticators already said last year that the recession is over. Adding to those voices are fortune tellers who say "optimism and a speculative mentality" will boost stock markets. Looking to invest? In reading the delicate and ever-shifting balance among the five elements that comprise the universe, a Metal Tiger Year should result in a pick-up in businesses involved in energy, construction, steel, banking, machinery, technology, and automobiles.