Chemicals and the Economy

Interest rates and London house prices begin return to reality
2nd October 2017 by

Global interest rates have fallen dramatically over the past 25 years, as the chart shows for govern...

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Monetary policy reaches sell-by date for managing the economy
27th February 2017 by

Monetary policy used to be the main focus for running the economy.  If demand and inflation rose to...

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Italy’s referendum is next test for Eurozone stability
23rd November 2016 by

Italy was one of the 6 founding members of the European Union (EU) in 1957, along with France, the N...

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Central banks defy slowing global economy by destroying markets’ power of price discovery
3rd October 2016 by

Markets have one main function in life – price discovery.  If I want to buy, and you want to ...

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Bank of England’s new stimulus policy creates bankruptcy risk for corporate pension funds
12th August 2016 by

The Western BabyBoomers (born between 1946-70), have been one of the luckiest generations in history...

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Boom/Gloom Index suggests volatile August may lie ahead
3rd August 2016 by

It may be an idea to keep your smartphone charged and within reach, if you are planning a trip to th...

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UK’s Brexit referendum is about peace and prosperity
16th May 2016 by

40 years ago, the vast majority of the British people were in favour of joining the European Economi...

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Oil market speculators profit as central banks hand out free cash
21st March 2016 by

Oil markets are entering a very dangerous phase.  Already, many US energy companies have gone bankr...

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“Debt-financed growth model has reached its limits”, admits German finance minister
29th February 2016 by

Central bank policy-making is becoming more and more dysfunctional, as German Finance Minister Wolfg...

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Brexit poll creates UK, euro interest rate rise risk
26th February 2016 by

Financial markets are very bad at evaluating political risk.  They assume people will always be rat...

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