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Volcanic and economic disruptions

Expect the unexpected! That message has been driven home through the global financial and economic crisis of 2008-2009. Who could have foreseen Mother Nature’s volcanic surprise? Along with stranding thousands of travelers, including this global editor, the volcano’s economic impact will be felt throughout the world. Jet fuel prices in Europe and the US tumbled […]

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Asia leads the Lazy-V recovery

DOW CHEMICAL CEO and Australia native Andrew Liveris coined the term Lazy-V in describing the global economic recovery on the US-based company’s fourth quarter earnings conference call. Now we’ve all heard of a V-shaped recovery, but what’s a Lazy-V? “Aussie for moderate growth,” or slow, steady progress, translates BB&T Capital Markets analyst Frank Mitsch. Looking […]

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