Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Worldwide fallout from Katrina

Big increase in Taiwan manufacturing orders.

Alea, British reinsurer, posts losses

Cost of plastic zooms 20-30%

Gas prices rise so quickly that even pet congresscritters are angry.
Oil industry executives summoned to Capitol Hill are expected to receive a grilling Wednesday — perhaps unlike any they have faced before — over their record profits at a time of high oil prices.

One company boosts rates on oil rig reinsurance by %400

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