Chemicals and the Economy

China has burst the commodities superbubble
30th September 2015 by

China’s New Normal policies are taking global commodity markets in a new direction, as I descr...

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Impact of $25/bbl oil – free pH Report webinar tomorrow
28th September 2015 by

The consensus failed to forecast last year’s oil price collapse.  So is today’s conventional wi...

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Chaos looms in petchem feedstock and product markets
28th September 2015 by

Major change is underway in world markets for all petrochemicals. It is no exaggeration to say that ...

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US incomes have plateaued since 2001 as Boomers turn 55+
25th September 2015 by

More and more people are lining up to support our argument that central bank stimulus programmes are...

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Commodity price fall pushes Japan back towards deflation
23rd September 2015 by

The combination of ageing populations and declining fertility rates means the world is following the...

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Impact of $25/bbl oil – free pH Report webinar next Tuesday
22nd September 2015 by

The consensus failed to forecast last year’s oil price collapse.  So is today’s conventional wi...

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Financial markets head towards chaos as Great Unwinding continues
21st September 2015 by

Financial markets are slowly descending into chaos.  The process began in China over the summer, an...

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Pension funds suffer as retirement ages have fallen whilst life expectancy has risen
18th September 2015 by

10k Americans have been retiring every day since 2011, and 18k Europeans, as the BabyBoomer generati...

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US interest rate dilemma highlights fragile global economy
16th September 2015 by

Should it really matter that the US Federal Reserve might raise US interest rates by 0.25% tomorrow?...

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Political risk rises as polls boost Corbyn, le Pen, Trump, Sanders
14th September 2015 by

My local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, won the UK Labour Party leadership election on Saturday with a 60% major...

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