Fed sees US recovery, chemicals see weak markets
8th July 2013 by

And then there were two….  When history comes to be written, 29 April 2011 will have a strong cla...

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Boom/Gloom Index remains in no-man’s-land
6th July 2013 by

This month’s IeC Boom/Gloom Index continues to flash warning signs over the state of global financ...

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Global operating rates continue to slip
4th July 2013 by

There has been “$33tn in fiscal and monetary stimulus” since the financial crisis began in 2007 ...

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China’s polyethylene demand up 10% versus 2011, US imports drop again
3rd July 2013 by

Latest data on China’s demand for polyethylene continues the recent trend of slow growth.  The ch...

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Rising US interest rates will weaken house prices again
2nd July 2013 by

“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”  These words of wis...

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Federal Reserve signals asset price support is ending
1st July 2013 by

The blog was speaking at 2 major financial conferences on Wednesday and Thursday last week.  This p...

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