Archive | June, 2009

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Don’t You Wish You Could Be Yourself?

Picture: The Daily Mail

Ok, I lied – I am having trouble getting back into my petrochemicals bubble and so this post is not about polypropylene. Apologies to all those disappointed C3 H6 molecules out there.

I was sharing lunch …

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Does anyone have a clue?

Cartoon: Peter Brookes, The Times

Yes, this blog has gone staggeringly quiet over the last few weeks as I gained a life: I went home to the UK and mixed with some people who had no interest in or desire …

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Raining on the Optimists’ Parade

Source: The Guardian newspaper

Apologies for letting this bog slip again. I am on leave, but still pondering where on earth we are heading. This makes a welcome relief from staring up at the grey skies and thinking “summer? What …

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China borrowing from the future?

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement over the rebound in the Chinese economy and miss underlying weaknesses which point to some major problems ahead.

To some extent, in a desperate effort to compensate for collapsing export trade, …

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An Affair To Remember

Source:Amazon.com

I remain perplexed by the direction of chemicals, oil and commodity markets over the last few months – and now I understand the reason why.

It’s not about feedstock, it’s not about inventory levels or what end-use demand is …

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