The aptly named Mr Darling
14th October 2008 by

In August, the blog welcomed the statement by UK Finance Minister, Alistair Darling, that the ‘...

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GM, Ford, Chrysler may face bankruptcy – S&P
10th October 2008 by

Ratings agency S&P warn today that a major recession might force the 3 top US carmakers to file ...

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OPEC tries to hold the oil price
10th October 2008 by

OPEC has called an emergency summit for 18 November ‘to discuss the global financial crisis, t...

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The zeitgeist continues to change
8th October 2008 by

The German word ‘Zeitgeist’ describes ‘the ethos or mood’ of a select group ...

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‘The time for piecemeal solutions is over’
8th October 2008 by

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has now increased its estimate of total sub-prime losses to $1...

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‘Demand and prices in free fall’
7th October 2008 by

The moment the blog has long feared, and warned about, may be about to arrive. It appears that we ma...

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Blue skies disappear
5th October 2008 by

A year ago, the blog was in a minority of one, with its forecast for 2008. Its heading was ‘Bu...

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Bailout passes, Wall Street falls
4th October 2008 by

‘Buy on the rumour, sell on the news’ is the classic definition of a weak market. So the...

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China’s export dependency grows
29th September 2008 by

New light has been shed on the critical question of whether domestic growth in China, and Asia, can ...

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‘Our entire economy is in danger’ – Bush
25th September 2008 by

In early August, the blog noted that politicians were beginning to recognise the seriousness of the ...

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