The blog in 2012
27th December 2012 by

The blog is now close to celebrating its 150,000th visit. Its readership also continues to grow and ...

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Italy’s oil consumption back at 1967 levels
22nd December 2012 by

The wrong diagnosis can often make the problem worse not better, as doctors know very well. But the ...

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“Growth won’t save us – there won’t be any”
20th December 2012 by

Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of Money Week and also a Financial Times columnist, has devote...

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The Cycle of Deflation continues to develop
20th December 2012 by

In January, the blog suggested that political issues would continue to gain increased importance. It...

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Global auto sales remain slow as China boosts exports
19th December 2012 by

Auto sales continue to struggle in 3 of the world’s main markets. The chart shows combined sal...

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China’s leaders aim for “greater political courage and wisdom”
18th December 2012 by

China’s new leaders have made a good start. Its too early to say whether they will really tack...

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US Fed’s doubling of QE3 fails to impress markets
17th December 2012 by

Over the past 4 years, 18 men (no women are involved) have run the global response to the financial ...

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High oil prices present recession risk
15th December 2012 by

Oil prices are heading for a second successive year of record annual prices. Last year, Brent averag...

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ACS Chemistry & the Economy webinar today
13th December 2012 by

The blog’s regular Chemistry & the Economy webinar with the American Chemical Society (AC...

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Demographics drive robot development in Japan and China
13th December 2012 by

Changing demographics are leading to major growth in robot development in both Japan and China: • ...

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