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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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