Chemicals and the Economy

To cut, or not to cut?
9th September 2007 by

One of the benefits of writing this blog is that it provides the opportunity to research behind the ...

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Blackstone moves on China BlueStar
7th September 2007 by

There’s an interesting indication today of the changes taking place in the Chinese economy. Bloomb...

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Two swallows
6th September 2007 by

This week has seen more downbeat news on US auto and housing sales. Ford said their total August veh...

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Every mania is based on an illusion
4th September 2007 by

I first wrote about the subprime crisis two months ago, as it began to be noticed in the press. Hous...

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OPEC and the IEA
31st August 2007 by

The war of words between OPEC (the oil producers’ club) and the International Energy Agency (the r...

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China’s Finance Minister resigns
30th August 2007 by

You may remember that the Chairman of Sinopec, Chen Tonghai, suddenly resigned last June. This promp...

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The end of the prologue
28th August 2007 by

The report in today’s ‘Financial Times’ that Barclays Bank has lost ‘several...

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Comments off until Tuesday 28 August
24th August 2007 by

We will be undergoing routine maintenance this week end and you will be unable to post comments to t...

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A tale of two worlds
23rd August 2007 by

It used to be said that ‘if the US sneezes, the rest of the world will catch a cold’. Well, the ...

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£80k Maserati going cheap
22nd August 2007 by

Would you like to buy a nearly-new, limited edition £80k ($160k, €120k) blue Maserati Cambiocorsa...

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