Eurozone manufacturing ‘in recession’
24th September 2008 by

Industrial production is the key indicator for chemical sales. And it appears a significant decline ...

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5 key questions about the US bailout
21st September 2008 by

The proposal now before Congress to authorise the spending of $700bn to bail out Wall Street contain...

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The global stock market decline
18th September 2008 by

Alan Greenspan’s comments (below), led the blog to investigate how the world’s major sto...

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UK’s largest mortgage lender rescued
18th September 2008 by

Another day, another rescue. This time on the other side of the Atlantic. HBOS, the UK’s large...

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AIG rescued
17th September 2008 by

‘A disorderly failure of AIG could add to already significant levels of financial market fragi...

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The ‘Minsky moment’ unfolds
16th September 2008 by

Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund, have repeated their belief that we are facing a ‘M...

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Lehman goes bust, Merrill rescued
15th September 2008 by

The blog has never liked disaster movies, but it was quite a weekend for those who do. First, there ...

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OPEC says oil market ‘over-supplied’
10th September 2008 by

This morning, the blog is awarding itself a pat on the back. This is because, almost alone, it forec...

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‘A very, very serious global economic slowdown’
2nd September 2008 by

A trend seems to be developing amongst the world’s policy makers. Last month saw China and the...

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August highlights
1st September 2008 by

Many readers have been out of the office during August on a well-deserved break. I am therefore high...

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