“This is far worse than the banking crisis of 2008”
9th November 2011 by

Long-standing readers will remember that then-UK Finance Minister Alastair Darling was the first Wes...

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The Downturn arrives
7th November 2011 by

It is 5 months since the blog launched its IeC Downturn Alert, using prices from 29 April. It wrote ...

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Bayer, Shell and Styrolution to speak in Amsterdam
3rd November 2011 by

Our 10th European Aromatics and derivatives conference will take place on 22-23 November. Co-organis...

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Political, Social concerns drive non-Western companies
2nd November 2011 by

Last week’s New Normal seminar in Houston continued the success of the Singapore and Frankfurt...

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EU’s plan to borrow from the poor boosts S&P 500
31st October 2011 by

The brave new world of modern finance continues to amaze the blog. It still has problems with the id...

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US financial markets defy gravity
24th October 2011 by

Blog readers can choose their favourite leading indicator this week. In financial markets, the US S&...

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Lower earnings, pensions, hit US consumers
18th October 2011 by

Wall Street analysts have their bonuses to consider at this time of year. So it is no surprise that ...

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2012 Budgets
15th October 2011 by

The blog will publish its fifth annual Budget Outlook next weekend. As usual, it is therefore time t...

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Groundhog Day again as Quarter 4 starts
10th October 2011 by

The great film comedy Groundhog Day saw Bill Murray doomed to repeat the same day in his life, until...

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Critical Success Factors in the New Normal
6th October 2011 by

Yesterday’s Scenarios hopefully provided valuable insight into the challenges ahead for compan...

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