The blog in 2009
28th December 2009 by

The blog is now 2.5 years old. Readership continues to grow, both within the chemical industry and i...

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The impact of banking crises
28th December 2008 by

The blog has been searching the websites of the major central banks, such as the IMF, World Bank, Fe...

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Is this a V, U, W, or L-shaped recession?
14th December 2008 by

There is now general agreement that we are in a global recession. The World Bank’s new ‘...

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Hope for recovery, plan for downturn
30th November 2008 by

Surprisingly, our 7th European conference this week in Cologne (co-organised with ICIS), was one of ...

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US equities and crude oil follow each other
18th November 2008 by

An interesting note from PetroMatrix highlights the close linkage that has now developed between cha...

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LyondellBasell debt downgraded, INEOS seeks waivers
18th November 2008 by

Current market conditions are causing problems for everyone in the chemical industry. But as the blo...

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The “crystal blog”
12th November 2008 by

The blog’s forecasting record is reviewed in ICIS Chemical Business this week. Click here if y...

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G-20 tries to support growth
10th November 2008 by

The G-20 was created in 1999, after the financial crises that had hit emerging countries from 1997 o...

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The blog’s first birthday
5th July 2008 by

Its now a year since the blog started. Since then, 213 postings have appeared. It is now read in 72 ...

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Selling the rallies
21st January 2008 by

Stock markets are usually good indicators of future economic conditions. Their savage downturn since...

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