Quote of the year

Mervyn King.jpgNever in the field of financial endeavour has so much money been owed by so few to so many. And, one might add, so far with little real reform.”
Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King,
proposing that banks should be split up.

He argues that high-risk trading activities should be split off from low-risk utility banking (eg payment systems). Then, next time the investment bankers go bust, only their shareholders will suffer. The blog imagines most people in the chemical industry would support the Governor’s argument.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. He also serves as a Global Expert for the World Economic Forum. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry and the global economy over the next 12 – 18 months. It looks behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in critical areas such as oil prices, China and Emerging Markets, currencies, autos, housing, economic growth and the environment. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.


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