US home prices hit new post-crisis lows in Q1
31st May 2012 by

The blog is changing its regular presentation of US house price movements, to mirror that used for a...

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EU auto sales fall again
30th May 2012 by

April was another bad month for EU auto sales. As the chart shows, based on ACEA data, sales were do...

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PE demand decline highlights China risks
29th May 2012 by

China’s slowdown is continuing to gather pace. Polyethylene (PE) demand has been a very reliab...

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Market volatility hits new peaks
28th May 2012 by

Petchem markets provided a perfect case study of Volatility last week, confirming the blog’s v...

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A is for Ambiguity
26th May 2012 by

Today the blog ends its review of the VUCA world with A for Ambiguity. The global economy often seem...

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C is for Complexity
24th May 2012 by

The blog’s series on the VUCA world today reaches C for Complexity. Interest rates are key to ...

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Interesting quote (6)
23rd May 2012 by

Nobody ever bothers to deny something that is plainly impossible. So when CEOs of a major bank deny ...

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U is for Uncertainty
23rd May 2012 by

The blog’s series on the emerging ‘VUCA world’ today looks at how companies have t...

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V is for Volatility
22nd May 2012 by

Unilever CEO Paul Polman suggests we are living in a VUCA world, as we discuss in chapter 11 of Boom...

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Complacency rises as markets fall
21st May 2012 by

Financial markets are telling us something important about the outlook. Profitable themes over the p...

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