Chemicals and the Economy

$50bn hole appears in New York financial markets – Fed is “looking into it”
29th September 2019 by

Most people would quickly notice if $50 went missing from their purse or wallet. They would certainl...

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China’s renminbi and the global ring of fire
1st September 2019 by

China’s property bubble puts it at the epicentre of the ring of fire © Reuters  China’s de...

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Stock markets risk Wile E. Coyote fall despite Powell’s rush to support the S&P 500
6th January 2019 by

How can companies and investors avoid losing money as the global economy goes into a China-led reces...

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Why everyone ignored my warnings ahead of the financial crisis
16th September 2018 by

It’s 10 years since my forecast of a global financial crisis came true, as Lehman Brothers col...

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High-flying “story stocks” hit air pockets as credit finally tightens
29th July 2018 by

“Nobody could ever have seen this coming” is the normal comment after sudden share price...

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London house prices slip as supply/demand balances change
22nd July 2018 by

London house prices are “falling at the fastest rate in almost a decade” according to m...

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Financial markets party as global trade wars begin
3rd June 2018 by

More people left poverty in the past 70 years than in the whole of history, thanks to the BabyBoomer...

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China’s lending bubble is history
27th May 2018 by

As China’s shadow banking is reined in, the impact on the global economy is already clear, as ...

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US Treasury benchmark yield heads to 4% as 30-year downtrend ends
22nd January 2018 by

The US 10-year Treasury bond is the benchmark for global interest rates and stock markets.  And for...

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Chart of the Year: Bitcoin, the logical end for stimulus policies
18th December 2017 by

Last year it was the near-doubling in US 10-year interest rates.  In 2015, it was the oil price fal...

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