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The Petronas Decision: What It Means

By John Richardson

LAST week’s decision by Petronas to go ahead with its $27bn refinery and petrochemicals complex at Pengerang in Johor, Malaysia, tells us that:

Nation building remains important in the petrochemicals business. This project will create huge further…

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Update 2: Reliance Betting On US Competitiveness

He’s not bad at making money

Source of picture: www.dealbreaker.com


SOME of the logic behind Reliance Industries’ bid for LyondellBasell could be a recognition that the globalisation of petrochemicals markets may have gone into partial reverse.

A climate bill passed …

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Is your company truly globalised?

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 …

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Would you pass the Koala Bear test?

I’ve just returned from a wonderful few days in Perth, Western Australia, where the motorists don’t as a rule try to kill you (unlike in most of Asia) and if you are a tourist at least, you can come away …

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The world is round after all

Back in the heady days of 2006, I asked a group of five like-minded nerds what their favourite business book was.

They unanimously voted for The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century by Thomas Friedman.

I …

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