Chemicals and the Economy

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The renminbi rises
2nd January 2008 by

I noted in late November that China’s policy towards its currency might be changing. Now we have e...

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What next for the credit crunch?
2nd January 2008 by

For the chemical industry, much depends on whether the US economy goes into recession during 2008. T...

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The yuan also rises
20th December 2007 by

Bloomberg reports today that China’s yuan has now risen 12% against the US$, since the dollar peg ...

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2008 economic outlook
19th December 2007 by

Yesterday the European Central Bank opened its doors and lent €349bn to 390 banks seeking to shore...

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CFO pessimism increases
11th December 2007 by

CFOs are paid to worry, but their worries seem to be increasing quite rapidly, according to the resu...

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Should US mortgage rates rise?
4th December 2007 by

There’s a very interesting article in Barrons (the premier US investment magazine) today. It compa...

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Asian chemical markets can’t decouple
3rd December 2007 by

Its 2 months since I was last in Asia. It is clear that earlier optimism about the region’s resili...

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The US$ just keeps on falling
23rd November 2007 by

A recent Financial Times article commented on the 93% correlation this year between changes in the ...

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5 risks to 2008 budgets
21st November 2007 by

The consensus viewpoint is an easy way of keeping up to speed on a variety of issues outside one’s...

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China worries over US$ fall
20th November 2007 by

Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, spent his trip to Singapore yesterday expressing concern over the f...

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