These are questions that 2012 will answer with the lucidity of time. But employees and job-hunters must be mindful of some imminent painful realities (you can be sure that employers are).
How is Hong Kong bearing up? That rather depends on where you live, property remaining both this city's most enduring fetish and socio-economic indicator. But the overwhelming majority of Hongkongers are likely now troubled by the black clouds on the horizon.
Denise Wong, a recent addition to Hong Kong's small circle of professional "life coaches", is helping a large number