Monthly Archives: March 2011

Are the higher oil prices a blessing for the industry? – Part 2

Both increase in demand and the increased production costs are reasons for the oil prices to rise. But obviously, supply is also a very important factor. The OPEC is rather experienced in adjusting price levels of crude oil by adjusting … Continue reading

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Are the higher oil prices a blessing for the industry? – Part 1

Not that long ago, a price of $60.00 per barrel crude Brent was considered to be very high, but since 2002 we have seen a strong increase in the oil prices. The figure below shows the historical prices of Brent … Continue reading

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A nice but foggy day in Antwerp

You have bad days, good days and better days. Yesterday was one of those better days, even though it – literally – started off slowly. I was requested to fill in for C.F. in a meeting on fender design in … Continue reading

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Companies come and go: life cycles in business

About a month ago a company in the south of the Netherlands went into bankruptcy. Like many others in the region of Den Bosch. Still, this was different for me, since we have been working as agent for this company … Continue reading

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