Brexit doesn’t happen, government in stasis drags economy down as fast as if it did happen.
Labor comes to power in Australia, and starts furiously copying our policies. Smiling Australasian harmony breaks out.
Trump and sons indicted. Still contests nomination. Republican meltdown. US govt ceases meaningful function. Biden-Beto ticket forms late in year.
Malaysia first government to really take down Goldman Sachs.
Turkey massacres Kurds and no one defends them.
Oil heads for US$100 a barrel and stays there. Global economy slows to 2% but generally stable.
Tesla goes into statutory protection. Facebook plummets and is bought by Amazon.
NZ Budget 2019 has largest transfer of money to poor families in 50 years.
Carbon bill passes through Parliament with all supporting except Act.
NZ economy sings along, house prices stay flat. Continuation of longest boom in NZ history.