Chemicals and the Economy

ECB’s Trichet backs austerity measures
26th July 2010 by

Last year, governments focused on stimulus measures, to support the global economy. Now Jean-Claude ...

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The limits of central bank lending
28th October 2009 by

Over the past year, much of the Western financial system has been on life support. Now the European ...

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GDP’s “statistical recovery”
23rd August 2009 by

The blog is very interested to see the different outlooks being proposed by central bank heads. US F...

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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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High inflation, or global downturn?
8th June 2008 by

Central bankers had it easy over the past decade. Now they are going to have to earn their money. In...

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USA adds $746bn to support housing
21st December 2007 by

Housing, as we know, is an absolutely key market for the chemical industry, both directly and indire...

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Beggar my neighbour
19th November 2007 by

English children have a card game called ‘Beggar my Neighbour’, where the aim is to win all the ...

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Subprime: a many-headed Hydra
10th August 2007 by

Yesterday, the ECB (European Central Bank) provided an unprecedented €95bn into the region’s cre...

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Stress-testing the global financial system
12th July 2007 by

Yesterday’s “swings in financial derivative prices were so extreme that they implied scenari...

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