Archive | February, 2013


China Jan PMIs Tell Different Stories

Source of picture: Imaginechina/Rex Feature


By John Richardson

ONE can interpret last week’s release of January purchasing manager’s indices for January just about any way you like.

Thus, Reuters wrote on 2 February: “China’s official PMI released by the …

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US Shale Row Flares UP

Sorry for the corny headline; we couldn’t resist it.


By John Richardson

THE argument that the switch to natural gas from coal and oil is good for the environment has been further undermined by reports earlier this week of …

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