Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

“Its going to be scary”
10th June 2013 by

As the Financial Times wrote on Saturday: “Earlier this year, it all seemed so straightforward...

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“Surplus oil is filling inventories worldwide” – Reuters
16th April 2013 by

Have you ever wondered, as you pay your energy bill or fill the fuel tank in your vehicle, just why ...

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Volcker speaks out on central bank policies
13th April 2013 by

Central bankers clearly read too many super-hero comics when they were young. Ben Bernanke at the US...

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Companies warn on Q2 earnings outlook
6th April 2013 by

Traders in Western financial markets are confident of 3 key facts about the economic outlook: • Th...

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Oil markets have lost their price discovery role
13th November 2012 by

The US spent $6bn on its presidential and congressional elections this year. Apart from expressing t...

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“Those whom the gods wish to destroy…”
10th September 2012 by

Writing over 2000 years ago, the ancient Greek dramatists had a phrase to describe what is happening...

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A is for Ambiguity
26th May 2012 by

Today the blog ends its review of the VUCA world with A for Ambiguity. The global economy often seem...

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Spain’s economy in “extreme difficulty”
7th April 2012 by

Some things are too ‘obvious’ for highly-paid professionals in the financial world to ac...

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Low Western pensions will change demand patterns
24th September 2011 by

Next week, the blog publishes Chapter 5 of its ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal’ eBook, c...

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US interest rates turn negative
20th November 2009 by

The irresponsibility of some parts of the global banking system continues to upset the blog. First, ...

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