Water, Food and Ageing top global societal risks
29th September 2012 by

The latest Global Risks report from the World Economic Forum warns that its highlighted “socie...

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Operating rates slip in most regions in August
27th September 2012 by

The latest weekly report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) includes a worrying picture of fa...

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China’s electricity consumption growth stalls
26th September 2012 by

The blog continues to hear very depressing news from its contacts in the market about the state of C...

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BBC News warns on China’s demographic crisis
25th September 2012 by

A major new report from BBC News suggests that “China’s economic model is in danger̶...

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Central banks will make global downturn worse
24th September 2012 by

The US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have adopted new and aggressive monetary measur...

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‘A Journey into the Unknown’
22nd September 2012 by

Deutsche Bank’s annual long-term asset return study is always worth reading. It was one of the...

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Demographics mean growth has slowed
20th September 2012 by

Western politicians have failed to take responsibility for managing the Crisis. And so, as the blog ...

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EU auto sales down 7% versus 2011
19th September 2012 by

Mario Draghi, new head of the European Central Bank (ECB), is extremely good at doing deals. He lear...

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China increases lending as leadership talks continue
18th September 2012 by

It has been obvious for most of this year that China’s economy is in trouble. As the blog wrot...

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Oil traders celebrate as Fed launches QE3
17th September 2012 by

It was a very good week for traders in oil markets. Guaranteed profits are rare enough these days, e...

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