Chemicals and the Economy

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Time for leadership at EPCA
26th September 2011 by

The chemical industry has a turnover of $3.4trn, and is the world’s 3rd largest industry. It m...

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China’s lending continues to tighten
17th September 2011 by

Financial bubbles are like balloons. Only instead of air, they need to be constantly pumped up with ...

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Algebra is the new alchemy for central banks
14th September 2011 by

The blog’s Boom, Gloom and the New Normal eBook highlights the impact of the ageing Western ba...

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August highlights
1st September 2011 by

Many readers have been taking a well-earned break over the past few weeks. The blog also continues t...

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The New Normal World in 2021
30th August 2011 by

All of us would love to be able to see into the future. Chapter 4 of our new free eBook, ‘Boom...

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Towards a New Normal, not a new Supercycle
24th August 2011 by

The blog was in a minority of one when it launched its IeC Downturn Alert at the end of April. But t...

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Wal-Mart sends a message
17th August 2011 by

The blog is a great believer in the predictive power of the retail sector. Wal-Mart and Tesco were t...

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China’s bank lending nears its Minsky Moment
16th August 2011 by

China’s credit bubble is one of the largest the world has ever seen. This is true not only of ...

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Greece closer to defaulting on its debt
23rd July 2011 by

Greece is about to become the first developed country to default on its debts since 1964. On Thursda...

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Speculators begin to leave crude oil markets
29th June 2011 by

Speculators, assisted by the US Federal Reserve, have driven crude oil prices to unsustainable level...

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