Chemicals and the Economy

China’s central bank governor warns of ‘Minsky Moment’ risk
13th November 2017 by

The world is coming to the end of probably the greatest financial bubble ever seen.  Since the fina...

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President Xi says more to China’s economy than its growth rate
2nd April 2015 by

China’s economy has not had a good start to the year.  Central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan,...

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Eurozone joins Japan’s ‘currency war’ versus the US dollar
26th January 2015 by

The last 10 days have seen turmoil in major currency markets: The Swiss National Bank gave up trying...

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JP Morgan says ‘Buy China’, as coal stocks show economy slowing
12th February 2014 by

China seems to be trying to tell the outside world something quite important about the impact of its...

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China auto sales could drop if lending squeeze continues
24th December 2013 by

Imagine for a moment that you had become president or premier of China following the leadership tran...

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China’s banks worry about the speculative bubble
7th August 2009 by

This year, China has been the one place in the world where almost anyone can get a loan. But now, it...

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Europe, N America, China cut interest rates
8th October 2008 by

The blog welcomes the co-ordinated action by central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, Europe...

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The end of the prologue
28th August 2007 by

The report in today’s ‘Financial Times’ that Barclays Bank has lost ‘several...

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