China’s PE demand slips as economic problems rise
31st July 2012 by

Chemical markets are often rather good at providing important insights into wider economic trends. C...

Financial markets hope for more policy ‘lunacy’
30th July 2012 by

The last few days have seen financial markets rallying, whilst the news from the real economy gets w...

Indians need basic goods and services, not luxuries
28th July 2012 by

The Indian economy is one of the most misunderstood in the world. It holds great opportunities, beca...

UK economy grew 330% since 1948 Olympics
26th July 2012 by

Tomorrow sees the opening of the 3rd London Olympic Games. As promised, the blog today looks at the ...

Sinopec focuses on political and social targets
25th July 2012 by

Sinopec is China’s main company in refining and chemical markets. Although it is listed on wor...

3rd London Olympics sees UK bond yields back at 1908 levels
24th July 2012 by

This week marks the opening of the 3rd London Olympics. To celebrate, the blog today looks at develo...

‘Waiting for Bernanke’ is hottest show on Wall Street
23rd July 2012 by

‘Waiting for Godot’, the great play by Irish writer and Nobel Literature Prizewinner, Sa...

Clean technology enables cost and waste reduction
21st July 2012 by

Affordability, rather than value-in-use, will be key to success for companies as we transition to th...

Risks rise over China’s auto sales
19th July 2012 by

The world’s 3 major auto markets – USA, Europe and China – currently account for ~...

EU chloralkali output slows as markets weaken
18th July 2012 by

Chloralkali production is an excellent indicator of market direction in the short-term. Unlike petro...

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