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The Biggest Questions Of 2013

The end of 2012 is the perfect time to do some crystal-ball gazing. A bunch of experts look at issues in media, economy, technology, publishing and governance and the shape they will take in 2013

Published: Jan 10, 2013 02:48:05 PM IST
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 03:20:16 PM IST
The Biggest Questions Of 2013
Image: Jessica Yeo for Forbes India

The Questions that need asking

1. Will governments around the world give up their scarcity mindset on coal?

2. Will Microsoft turn around?

3. Will e-commerce companies finally start making profits in 2013?

4. Will Salman Khan break the Rs 150 crore box office barrier?

5. Will digitisation improve media company economics?

6. Will online freedom of speech decrease even further?

7. Will English continue to rule the Indian tongue?

8. How long does the book made of paper have?

9. Will the US move forward to address climate change concerns?

10. Will Wall Street and President Obama bridge their divide?

11. What do the Gujarat results mean for Modi?

12. Will the capex cycle return in 2013?

13. Will metro rail systems transform mass transit in urban India?

14. Will Mukesh Ambani disrupt Indian telecommunications again?

15. Can private equity funds in India deliver returns for their investors?

16. Will Manesar-style labour unrest spread to the rest of the country?

17. Will UID start to deliver?

18. Will the Middle East continue to be the most dangerous place on the planet?

19.  Will the world get cracking on an international treaty on fake drugs?

(This story appears in the 11 January, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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