Downturn continues as financial markets sink
22nd August 2011 by

ICIS pricing is a very valuable resource, particularly at market turning points. It highlighted the ...

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High Frequency Trading dominates as markets crash
15th August 2011 by

The blog was almost alone at the end of April, when it launched the IeC Downturn Alert. Today, its f...

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Markets fall as politicians argue
8th August 2011 by

The blog’s IeC Downturn Alert is now 3 months old. The aim was to provide enough time for read...

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US GDP still below 2007 levels
1st August 2011 by

On Friday, the US government announced that GDP grew just 0.8% in H1. This, of course, was far below...

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Petchem markets stabilise
25th July 2011 by

Petchem markets have moved into an interesting phase. Optimists will point to the recovery in crude ...

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Oil markets surge on QE3 hopes
18th July 2011 by

“Will he, won’t he?” That was the only question in oil markets last week. On Wedne...

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Investment banks push oil prices higher
11th July 2011 by

The start of a new half-year usually provides an excuse for the investment banks to publish bullish ...

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Downturn Alert shows markets still weakening
27th June 2011 by

The IeC Downturn Alert launched on 2 May. Later that day, the US S&P 500 – the world’...

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High stocks lead buyers to hold back purchases
20th June 2011 by

Buyers’ behaviour has changed completely since the IeC Downturn Alert launched 7 weeks ago. IC...

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Markets down 9% – 15% since Downturn Alert began
13th June 2011 by

When the blog launched its IeC Downturn Alert in early May, it noted that “they don’t ri...

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