Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

The Great Reckoning for policymakers’ failures has begun
16th October 2017 by

Next week, I will publish my annual Budget Outlook, covering the 2018-2020 period. The aim, as alway...

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Brexit disaster looms as UK government power struggle erupts
9th October 2017 by

UK voters were never very bothered about membership of the European Union (EU) before the Brexit vot...

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Investors ponder further shocks after North Korea jolt
14th August 2017 by

Interviewed for this Reuters article, I suggest today’s low levels of market volatility coul...

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Political risk and interest rates rise in US, UK and Japan, as debt and dysfunctionality grow
17th July 2017 by

It was almost exactly 10 years ago that then Citibank boss, Chuck Prince, unintentionally highlighte...

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Metastable markets at risk from impact of US, UK political stalemate
12th June 2017 by

We are living in very uncertain times, where the only certainty is that there is no “business ...

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G7 Summit shows leaders are forgetting the lesson of the 1930s
29th May 2017 by

G7 Summits began in the crisis years of the mid-1970s, bringing Western leaders together to tackle t...

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Debt, demographics set to destroy Trump’s GDP growth dream
1st May 2017 by

Unsurprisingly, Friday’s US GDP report showed Q1 growth was just 0.7%, as the New York Times r...

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Ageing boomers are no longer spending
27th April 2017 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, suggesting that President Trump’s focu...

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Trump, Xi have 100 days to avert US-China trade war
12th April 2017 by

Last week’s summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Ji...

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US GDP growth stalls with participation rates near all-time low
10th April 2017 by

US GDP growth is slowing, again, as the chart of the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s “GDP Now&...

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