Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2008«

Volvo’s future / Volvos framtid

October 9, 2008


”Volvo’s value lasts” is a slogan that most Swedes recognise. After yesterday’s biggest ever rationalisation of Volvo’s workforce one wonders what its future value might be. When the American automobile industry purchased Volvo, Gothenburg became a suburb of Detroit. The cars that Volvo produced were fashioned to American middle-class tastes and we Swedes hopped aboard […]

Russian stocks / Ryska aktier

October 7, 2008


Many Swedes have put their savings into Russian investment funds. The Russian funds’ greatest assets are Russian shares. Every day we hear in the news about what is happening on Wall Street but we hear very little about the changes on the Russian exchanges RTS and MICEX. Language can be one factor in the silence […]

BP and Peak Oil / BP och Peak Oil

October 5, 2008


BP’s chief economist Christof Rühl has expressed his opinion on Peak Oil. Yet another economist that has difficulty understanding what Peak Oil is. I think that the shareholders in BP should be worried about their future. What opinions do you have on this statement? In an interview with EurActive he made the following statement (read […]

The Oil Industry and Gas Turbines / Oljeindustrin och gasturbiner

October 4, 2008


An important component in the oil industry’s infrastructure is gas turbines and many of these turbines are manufactured in Finspång. Few know that in Finspång, a little community in the Swedish countryside, there is a company that produces the most technically advanced product available from Swedish manufacturing industry. Last Thursday I was together with 58 […]