Global inflation raises uncertainty

Davis, Nigel
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/9/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 61, p19
Trade Publication
The article addresses the threat of higher oil prices to the chemical industry. Feedstock costs earlier in 2007 resulted in a 15 percent one-month decline in U.S. cash margins, according to Citigroup. Remarks made by Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke on U.S. core inflation resulted to a decline in stocks. Higher oil prices are said to be a direct consequence of rapid globalization.


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