Consensus opinion tends to swing firmly in one direction and then the other. For example, in the good old days of 2007 you would have been pretty hard-pressed to find many in the chemicals industry who saw anything but...
micro-management, human resources, APIC, commodity chemicals, CEOs, credit control, financial meltdown
arbitrage, US-Asia exports, financial meltdown, piracy, Somalia, ICIS news
Is it just me or is sentiment in chemicals markets even more erratic than usual? Only two weeks ago people were talking about an imminent supply glut in polypropylene, but now the talk is of tightness and stable prices. Perhaps...
financial rescue package, financial meltdown, idiotic financiers, corporate greed
John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, antidumping petitions, trade protection, living in cloud cuckoo land
chemical engineers, financial meltdown, Nigel Davis, inventory management, H2 2009 recovery
financial meltdown, LyondellBasell, pricing collapse, inventory management
LyondellBasell, Woody Allen, Dow Chemical, PIC, K-Dow, Kuwait, financial meltdown, carbon footprint,
Bernard Madoff, Ponzi Scheme, financial meltdown, parting of the red sea,
The blame game, financial meltdown, Eric Cantona, Leeds Utd, the end of life as we know it, Lucy Kellaway
Free-falling felines, dead-count bound, chemical-market rebounds, financial meltdown
Financial meltdown, Virgin Blue, the perfect boss, slow email replies, Brett Godfrey, the Australian Financial Review, airline industry
bankers, financial meltdown, pantomime, hedging, feeble demand
Great leaders, financial meltdown, global recession, managing inventories, free alcohol
LyondellBasell, Volker Trautz, Lego, recycling, deflation, financial meltdown
logistics, credit crisis, financial meltdown, inventory management, plastic packaging
Karl Marx, The Miner's Strike, Margaret Thatcher, Thatcherism, capitalism, financial meltdown
Middle East budget cuts, margin slide, financial meltdown, China demand, rising capital costs
Globalisation is an attitude of mind as what might now be a slightly descredited economic doctrine. Many companies are international but few - from talking to friends and contacts - are truly global in the sense that they recruit senior...