Monday, Monday
17th June 2008 by

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way Oh M...

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Leading indicators signal chemicals slowdown
14th June 2008 by

The latest leading indicators from the OECD (shown in red above) are now diverging quite strongly fr...

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Anecdotal evidence
10th June 2008 by

The blog usually focuses on news items and analysis. But just occasionally, anecdotal evidence seems...

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High inflation, or global downturn?
8th June 2008 by

Central bankers had it easy over the past decade. Now they are going to have to earn their money. In...

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Dow warns on US economy
5th June 2008 by

US economic conditions are ‘ominous”, and may worsen into 2009, according to Dow CEO, An...

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Dow raises prices by up to 20%
28th May 2008 by

Dow today announced that it is raising prices for ‘all of its products by up to 20 percent ...

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OPEC suggests $200/bbl oil
30th April 2008 by

OPEC used to believe that its fortunes were tied to the health of the global economy. But as I noted...

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‘Longer, deeper, wider’
21st April 2008 by

Singapore is one of the global economic success stories of recent decades. Its sovereign wealth fund...

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Credit crisis losses could reach $1 trillion – IMF
8th April 2008 by

Last week the IMF warned there was a 25% chance of a global recession in 2008. Today, it said that t...

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The vicious circle
7th April 2008 by

Paul Tucker of the Bank of England has consistently warned about the dangers posed by the credit cru...

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