Chemicals and the Economy

Shiller warning suggests S&P 500 bubble coming to an end
17th September 2014 by

Nobel Prizewinner Prof Robert Shiller correctly forecast the dot-com collapse in 2000, and the 2008...

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US dollar rises as investors worry low-cost money may disappear
3rd September 2014 by

Nobody knows how the Great Unwinding of central bank stimulus policies will develop.  The world has...

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Bond investors embrace the 3 Normals
1st July 2014 by

Sometimes the blog gets lucky with its timing.  That was certainly the case when it spoke to the wo...

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“Reservations are no longer necessary at many high-end restaurants”
24th February 2014 by

Think back a moment to September 16 2008.  Newly released transcripts analysed by the Wall Street ...

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“Bad news barrage sinks New Year consensus”
10th February 2014 by

Markets stopped operating in their true role of providing price discovery sometime ago.  Instead, t...

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You can’t print babies to create new demand
21st January 2014 by

What would you have done 5 years ago, in 2009, if you had been given $16tn to restore global econ...

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Central banks pop champagne corks as stock markets soar
6th May 2013 by

Central bankers mean well. But, of course, good intentions do not guarantee good results. Their inte...

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Barclays CEO finally resigns
3rd July 2012 by

Bob Diamond, Barclays CEO, has finally resigned this morning. It is a scandal that he, or any of the...

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Oil markets set up another ‘triangle’ pattern
28th July 2011 by

As promised yesterday, the blog looks today at the impact of high frequency trading (HFT) on oil mar...

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UK house prices slip in H2
15th February 2011 by

UK housing markets followed the US lead in recent decades. Conservative and Labour governments both ...

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