Micro-management gone too far?
8th May 2009 by

micro-management, human resources, APIC, commodity chemicals, CEOs, credit control, financial meltdo...

It really is a Mad World
30th April 2009 by

As the potential swine flu pandemi threatens more lives – and even more damage to the global e...

US petchem exports to lessen the pain?
9th April 2009 by

General Motors, Dalian Commodity Exchange, China self-sufficiency, US-Asia exports...

If manufacturers started buying up their suppliers….
2nd April 2009 by

This excellent article from The Economist about vertical integration got me thinking that if, say, a...

Alice In Wonderland economics
25th March 2009 by

China appears to be pumping money into ailing companies for social stability reasons, resulting in a...

Trade protectionism on the rise
4th March 2009 by

antidumping petitions, trade protection, WTO applied and bound tariff rates...

Short-term gain could equal long-term pain
26th February 2009 by

In the depths of the Asian financial crisis an American industry executive said, “I don’...

I don’t want to gloat but I told you so….
24th February 2009 by

It looks like olefins and aromatics prices are on the retreat in Asia as I predicted earlier this mo...

Go to the bottom of the class and stay there
20th February 2009 by

financial rescue package, financial meltdown, idiotic financiers, corporate greed...

How to make money in a downturn Part 1
9th February 2009 by

John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, antidumping petitions, trade protection, living in cloud cuckoo land...

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