I don't usually go in for economic predictions.
Last week I submitted an article for a business magazine on doing deals (mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts etc) during the cruch. Writing it early last week I tried to be reasonably upbeat - some deals will still be done, although being honest at the bigger end, or the more marginal end raising finance has become more difficult. Since then the financial system has melted a little more.
So when the magazine gets mailed out at the end of October will things have got better, will I look balanced and wise, or if it is this bad or worse will I look rather over-optimistic? Who knows? Watch this space.