The New Zeeland team performs a hakka after beating England in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens. (AFP)
You can gauge market sentiment by the annual Cathay PacificCredit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. When there’s confidence, box themes are extravagant, goodie bags are overflowing, and bankers’ girlfriends are dressed as naughty nurses. Despite war, natural disasters, and our own readers forecasting
“a slow and unremarkable recovery” in 2011, the sentiment at the sevens was all about outdoing the competition.
While that would typically worry us nothing screams “a crash is coming” more than...