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

A dip or a downturn?
4th December 2007 by

Are we seeing just a dip in economic growth? Or are we at the start of a downturn that may run for m...

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...

US chemical imports face ‘green’ border tax
1st December 2007 by

The US Congress is currently close to finalising a Bill that would aim to tackle climate change. Thi...

Gazprom moves further into petchems
28th November 2007 by

Gazprom is becoming a player to watch in petchems. For decades, observers have speculated that Russi...

Arctic oil reserves
26th November 2007 by

How thick is the ice cap at the North Pole? Will it melt within our lifetime, or will it take a cent...

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 ...

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...

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...

Beggar my neighbour
19th November 2007 by

English children have a card game called ‘Beggar my Neighbour’, where the aim is to win all the ...

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