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Chances of swift recovery understated
05 June, 2009
If it’s true that this recession started in the USA, who’s to say it won’t finish there first? So I guess it makes sense to keep a close eye on developments in the USA to chart our own emergence from recession. Based on this theory, we could already be on the threshold of recovery.

An unreserved apology
29 April, 2009
I rarely apologise for anything in print. Truth is, we're encouraged not to. Such is the mangle of the legal system, in this business an apology implies guilt. When an apology is demanded, or indeed warranted, what usually happens is a resounding of the statement recognising that it may have offended or misled. It's actually an underhanded way to state the same thing again.

Steeped in history
25 March, 2009
Last month marked the 65th birthday of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). By comparison, Hoist's 11-year history is pretty modest. But the LEEA-Hoist relationship is one worth championing nonetheless.

What next for China?
23 February, 2009
It's one of the most fascinating markets in the world. And he's one of the biggest characters in it. Liqun Xiao, managing director, China Heavy Machinery Industry Association (CHMIA), returns to the editorial pages of Hoist in March.

The heavy mob
12 February, 2009
Hoist doesn't publish an editorial features list, for a number of good reasons. So, I get the question quite a lot: what's coming up in the next issue? Well, here's a sneak preview of March.

Trends and changes
04 February, 2009
As London ground to a halt in the wake of heavy snowfall early this week, it was business as usual in an equally frosted Finland, where the world's biggest factory crane company issued its latest financial statement.

Cranes, hoists, components and people
23 January, 2009
As promised, here's the second half of a brief round-up from the show floor at the first trade show of the year, ProMat 2009, which took place at Chicago's McCormick Place South last week.

Life in the freezer
20 January, 2009
The marketplace is cooling, which made ice-cold temperatures a fitting backdrop to the first trade show of the year, ProMat 2009, which took place at Chicago's McCormick Place South last week.

Doors open to first show of 2009
12 January, 2009
The first trade show of the year kicks off later today in a chilled Chicago. But while the focus at ProMat, McCormick Place South, January 12-15, will largely be on the United States, many companies are attracting interest from Latin America.

A breath of fresh air
01 January, 2009
January has been long regarded as the darkest of months, and the current economic climate is likely to intensify the misery for many this year. But it's not all doom and gloom, according to one industry stalwart.