Chemicals and the Economy

Gazprom moves further into petchems
28th November 2007 by

Gazprom is becoming a player to watch in petchems. For decades, observers have speculated that Russi...

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Arctic oil reserves
26th November 2007 by

How thick is the ice cap at the North Pole? Will it melt within our lifetime, or will it take a cent...

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The US$ just keeps on falling
23rd November 2007 by

A recent Financial Times article commented on the 93% correlation this year between changes in the ...

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5 risks to 2008 budgets
21st November 2007 by

The consensus viewpoint is an easy way of keeping up to speed on a variety of issues outside one’s...

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China worries over US$ fall
20th November 2007 by

Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, spent his trip to Singapore yesterday expressing concern over the f...

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Beggar my neighbour
19th November 2007 by

English children have a card game called ‘Beggar my Neighbour’, where the aim is to win all the ...

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Uncertainty rules
16th November 2007 by

Our annual European conference, organised with ICIS, always provides an excellent opportunity to gai...

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The subprime black hole
12th November 2007 by

Black holes are an apparently empty region of space, with the power to destroy anything that comes t...

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US autos/housing worsen
9th November 2007 by

1 in every 196 US households was in receipt of a foreclosure filing at the end of September, accordi...

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TOTAL’s new CEO warns on oil supplies
7th November 2007 by

Christophe de Margerie, the new TOTAL CEO, has burst the bubble of complacency that has surrounded d...

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