EU auto sales fall again, as young people lose interest in cars
28th February 2013 by

Europe’s auto association (ACEA) has joined India’s in worrying about likely future sale...

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Russia’s growth stalls in 2012, as new capacity comes online
27th February 2013 by

The blog’s annual review of the Russian market showed production growth stalled in 2012. Outpu...

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IMF warns on potential for China decline
26th February 2013 by

The blog is awarding itself and co-author John Richardson a pat on the back today, for its pioneerin...

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The end of the Central Bank bubble may now be very close
25th February 2013 by

“Everybody knows” that full economic recovery is inevitable. And today, everybody absolu...

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John Karlin, inventor of all-digit dialing, dies at 94
23rd February 2013 by

Do you find it easier to use the keypad on your phone or your calculator? If the phone, then you are...

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Pension risks growing as pretence continues “all will be well”
21st February 2013 by

We all hope to live long enough to receive a pension. But few of us have any real idea of how much m...

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India’s auto sales drop as onion prices rocket
20th February 2013 by

Unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment. That seems to be the learning from developments in ...

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Global PE trade data shows little room for major US expansion
19th February 2013 by

The blog is constantly astonished by the lack of interest in many companies in the vital field of tr...

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Chlorine, caustic soda, suggest 2013 demand remains slow
18th February 2013 by

The blog tips its hat today to the International Energy Agency, whose oil research director, Antoine...

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Chlorine, caustic soda, suggest 2013 demand remains slow
18th February 2013 by

The blog tips its hat today to the International Energy Agency, whose oil research director, Antoine...

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