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India Needs A New Political Direction

Manmohan Singh compromises to the point where “policy has no direction”

Source of picture: Wikipedia


By John Richardson

IN A week during which the Eurozone could quite easily break-up, the influence that individual political leaders will have on shaping …

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Wal-Mart sends a message

by Paul Hodges

The blog is a great believer in the predictive power of the retail sector.

Wal-Mart and Tesco were the first to spot the downturn in the summer of 2007, a year before it became obvious to everyone …

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China Inflation Impact On Chemicals

By John Richardson

POLYETHYLENE (PE) prices were assessed stable-to-weaker by my colleagues at ICIS pricing late last week as Sinopec was reported to be evaluating a 10% reduction in operating rates.

Sinopec hardly ever cuts production on market conditions as …

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West To Exert More Cost Pressures

The US back-to-school buying season

Source of Picture: theglobeandmail.com

As regular readers will remember, last Friday I linked through to this article from the New York Times on the likelihood of a disappointing back-to-school sales season in the US.

I …

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