Five things we thought would never happen

It has been the most extraordinary year.

27th December, 2008

It has been the most extraordinary year.

Last January, we were facing into what looked like a tricky year, with the property sector slowing rapidly and the credit crunch - which had started the previous August - still rumbling on.

A year later, and we have seen things that few of us ever thought we would see in our lifetime - banks nationalised, interest rates cut and cut again, talk of central banks resorting to...

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