Tag: demand

May 31, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Tariff war What happens to the global economy if the tariff war escalates?  The tide going out lowers all boats.  Higher import costs drive up inflation, squeeze buying power & drag down consumption.  Firms respond to lower demand & earnings by cutting investment & jobs, which worsens the downturn.  Tariffs sound good, but are actually…

July 2, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Water Firms worldwide are exposed to water risk, though rarely mentioned.  Demand & prices rising as climate change impacts. 4-yr drought affecting California’s almond exports. South Africa’s water-stressed areas include mining & tourism. Cape Town has halved water consumption per head Guessed the Word?        Series 26 (4/7)            [pic:…

June 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge Mexico’s annual ‘Hacienda Hedge’ contrarian bet with banks protects the world’s 12th-largest oil producer from boom-&-bust prices, and made $2.4bn (£1.8bn) profit from 2001-17.  But the sun may be setting on the hedge, as world oil demand is falling Guessed the Word?           Series 26 (5/7)           [pic: Gellinger]

January 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Original No good being original if there’s no demand for the product/ service at a profitable priceA sensible economic model underpins every successful business Guessed the Word?     Series 18 (2/5)      [pic: timon klauser]

January 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Restart New stuff is so cheap, it’s uneconomic to mend.  Hold a restart party, where volunteers fix things.  Let’s demand the “right to repair” what we buy: saves valuable skills & the planet from needless waste Guessed the Word?         Series 17 (6/7)         [pic: amaury-salas]  

September 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

  Drive Half of Saudi Arabia’s 32m population permitted to drive from Jun 2018.  Vehicle demand, taxi services, immigration, advertising & fashion will change Guessed the Word?        Series 9 (3/6)        [photo: Robert_z_Ziemi]