Chemicals and the Economy

Wheat prices add to CFO concerns
26th February 2008 by

Wheat prices rose 25% yesterday, the biggest one-day rise ever, as Kazakhstan imposed restrictions o...

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China exports inflation
17th February 2008 by

China has been a major source of price deflation for the past decade. It is now the world’s leadin...

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CFO pessimism increases
11th December 2007 by

CFOs are paid to worry, but their worries seem to be increasing quite rapidly, according to the resu...

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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...

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Inflation makes a comeback
29th October 2007 by

Oil prices last week rose to an all-time, inflation-adjusted, high in New York at over $92/bbl. Mean...

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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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Thursday’s child has far to go
17th August 2007 by

The past two Thursdays have seen extraordinary things happen in financial markets. Last Thursday, BN...

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4 risks to the world economy
3rd July 2007 by

The latest report from the ‘central bankers’ bank’ provides an excellent analysis ...

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