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Sherlock Holmes and the Dalian Exchange

Did anyone spot the petchem link in the brilliant new 21st-century Sherlock on BBC TV? Wasn’t it obvious?   In the second of three episodes, “The Blind Banker,” Sherlock Holmes is investigating the murder of a bank trader who has recently returned from two round-the-world trips via Dalian, home of the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), […]

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Hugo Chavez tweets about Venezuelan gas platform collapse

The collapse of a natural gas platform in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela was immediately announced by President Hugo Chavez on Twitter.   Despite having previously badmouthed Twitter as a terrorist threat, and having called for more state control over the internet, Chavez has now recruited a team of 200 aides to […]

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Keep your Carib cold in the Caribbean

ICIS polymers editor Linda Naylor sits in the sun and reflects on the insulating properties of polymer cups …   During my recent sailing holiday to Antigua, I had the opportunity to test the insulation properties of polypropylene and polystyrene cups. On the second day of the England-West Indies test match (cricket) at the nation’s […]

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