Chemicals and the Economy

To cut, or not to cut?
9th September 2007 by

One of the benefits of writing this blog is that it provides the opportunity to research behind the ...

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China’s Finance Minister resigns
30th August 2007 by

You may remember that the Chairman of Sinopec, Chen Tonghai, suddenly resigned last June. This promp...

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A tale of two worlds
23rd August 2007 by

It used to be said that ‘if the US sneezes, the rest of the world will catch a cold’. Well, the ...

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Thursday’s child has far to go
17th August 2007 by

The past two Thursdays have seen extraordinary things happen in financial markets. Last Thursday, BN...

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Oil prices and the euro
24th July 2007 by

The US dollar has been falling steadily in recent weeks. It is particularly weak against the euro, h...

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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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The 10th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis
22nd June 2007 by

2 July 2007 marks the 10th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis, which began with the devaluati...

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