A lot can happen in a year. Take 2009, when two major automobile companies went bankrupt, unemployment soared, and the Dow Jones crept above 10,000. Given the current economy, it's no wonder we're curious about 2010. That's where think tank IHS Global Insight comes in.
The Lexington-based company provides political, economic, and financial forecasts to clients all over the world. Chief economist Nairman Behravesh predicted a 2.8 percent growth in world GDP in 2010, much better than this year's 2.0 percent drop.
Here are some of his other predictions.