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Goodbye to Berlin

It’s Tuesday midday and the ICIS suite is as empty as a hollow gourd. In writing the final word on the EPCA 2009 conference in Berlin, the Blog will be careful to avoid all mention of the usual Top 10 parties, after a friend hinted that it aroused jealousy and ire amongst wives and stay-at-home colleagues, […]

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Brad Pitt ‘split from Jennifer Aniston because of chemicals’

Brad Pitt was destined to separate from Jennifer Aniston and take up with Angelina Jolie because of chemicals, a scientist has claimed. Thanks to Mark W and Madelon for spotting this one for the Blog.

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Going, going, gone – Disappearing Traders

Where are they now? The conversation on the balcony at one EPCA function last night turned to the traders who have disappeared from the industry in the last year or two.

Out came the amusing anecdotes about the circumstances of their departure, and even the mess they left behind, and occasionally the clamouring creditors who still wait in vain to be repaid.

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Buried treasure unearthed at EPCA

I heard a tale at a cocktail party last night that had the listeners agog. It seems that one senior trader recently left his company in a bit of hurry, and without troubling to clear his desk. It was not clear whether he had left of his own accord or had been pushed, but some time later, a man from head office arrived to tie up the details and to sort out the desk.

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The Blog celebrates its first birthday – a year of chemicals gossip

The ICIS Chemicals Confidential blog is today celebrating its first birthday. Born in the maelstrom of the Reed Charity Blogathon on 24 September 2007, it has grown unexpectedly strong and bonny, boasting 257 postings over the course of its first year.
The Google Analytics map shows that it is now read in 77 countries and 917 cities, and although it seems only natural that there should be a healthy global appetite for chemicals gossip and in-jokes, I have to wonder what my loyal readers in Macao and Ghana, amongst others, make of the day-to-day ramblings about business travel (45 entries), trivia (49), gossip (51), fashion (18) and parties (10).

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Welcome to the big charity Blogathon – Chemicals Confidential

Welcome to the first Chemicals Confidential blog, on the RBI Charity Blogathon today, Monday 24 September 2007. Reed has generously promised to donate £50 to charity for every blogger, and extra for every hit on the blog http://www.icis.com/blogs/icis-chemicals-confidential/ and every comment you post here today, so go ahead and make a comment – it’s all […]

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