The afternoon deal

December 30, 2009

MARKETS/Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? This message was repeated throughout the day with GM extending its deadline for Saab bids, Britain’s Takeover Panel granting Cadbury three more days to publish 2009 results and Japan Airlines stock continuing a long slide with growing expectations the company is heading for bankruptcy.

For the big picture Bloomberg pours cold water on M&A hopes in 2010, reporting a rebound may be years away.

Looking back, and forward, here is a small sampling of the week’s end-of-year lists:

Mean Street: Caveat Lector! Ten Predictions for 2010 (WSJ)

Eight trends to look for in 2010 (VentureBeat)

Ten Years: Biggest Losers in Tech (CrunchGear)

The most memorable financial stories of 2009 (Los Angeles Times)

“What’s in store for 2010” (naked capitalism)

Where Are They Now? Top Deals of the Decade (peHUB)

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