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A range of weak signals that might point to emerging trends (reported in reverse chronological order):
Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya is still receiving attention for a race he lost in December 2012. El Pais explains how Anaya was in second place, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan mistakenly pull up about 10 metres before the finish, thinking he'd already crossed the line. Anaya quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai's mistake to speed past and claim victory, he stayed behind and, using gestures, guided the Kenyan to the line and let him cross first.
In February 2012 I had the pleasure of seeing Letz Zep in concert in Brussels. However, in December 2012, the surviving members of the genuine article - Led Zeppelin - went to Washington to receive laurels at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones sat watching from the balcony, as a series of performers paid tribute to the band.
MI Forecasts 2012 brought together high quality internal intelligence and external forecasts that provide important insights into what might happen for the rest of this year.
In Top Risks 2012, Eurasia Group noted that political risks dominate global headlines in a way we've not experienced in decades.Everywhere you look in today's global economy, concerns over insular, gridlocked, or fractured politics affecting markets stare back at you. (To assess Eurasia's likely accuracy, please see the group's 2011 forecasts below.)