Interesting quote (6)

Jamie Dimon.pngNobody ever bothers to deny something that is plainly impossible.

So when CEOs of a major bank deny something, the blog always worries.

The ‘Interesting quote’ series began in August 2007, when the blog noted Chuck Prince (then CEO of Citgroup) as saying:

‘We see a lot of people on the Street who are scared. We are not scared. We are not panicked. We are not rattled. Our team has been through this before.’ We are ‘still dancing’.

We all know what happened next.

Now Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan Chase CEO) has told shareholders:

“There’s no outcome that would be a disaster for this company. I am not sitting here worried about the ultimate loss on this thing”.

The blog hopes his confidence is well-placed.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12 – 18 months. It will try to look behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in important issues such oil prices, economic growth and the environment. We may also have some fun, investigating a few of the more offbeat events that take place from time to time. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.

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