New York considers a more frugal way of life
15th December 2009 by

The blog continues to believe that the current downturn is a transition period, at least in the West...

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INEOS considers asset sale as it continues to re-shape its business
5th December 2009 by

The blog has recently noted a major change of mindset in the financial community. As the Financial T...

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Budgeting for a new normal
17th October 2009 by

2010 should be a better year for the chemical industry, as demand grows in line with a recovery in g...

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“New normal” means major change – US Fed
12th October 2009 by

The blog has argued for some time that the chemical industry is facing a “new normal” as...

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2010 Budgets
11th October 2009 by

The blog is now preparing its annual Budget Outlook for 2010. Before this is published next weekend,...

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Current policies make downturns “more dangerous”
17th September 2009 by

Some readers may remember the 2007 and 2008 reports from the Bank of International Settlements (the ...

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Central banks warn on likely growth rates
16th September 2009 by

Coincidentally, both the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England yesterday signalled the probable...

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Smart shoppers focus on needs, not wants
15th September 2009 by

After destocking, and then restocking, what next? The blog is a great believer in following the insi...

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