Chemicals and the Economy

Chemical output signals trouble for global economy
4th November 2018 by

A petrochemical plant on the outskirts of Shanghai. Chinese chemical industry production has been ne...

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China’s lending bubble is history
27th May 2018 by

As China’s shadow banking is reined in, the impact on the global economy is already clear, as ...

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Chemical industry data shows reflation remains hope, not reality
31st July 2017 by

Western central bankers are convinced reflation and economic growth are finally underway as a result...

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The global economy’s best leading indicator forecasts a downturn
26th January 2017 by

If you want to know what is happening to the global economy, the chemical industry will provide the ...

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Forget the IMF: global chemicals are your guide to future performance
4th November 2016 by

The chemical industry provides a far better guide to the economic outlook than the IMF or any econom...

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Oil market rally under threat as Doha meeting fails to agree
18th April 2016 by

Yesterday’s failure of the Doha oil producers meeting will hopefully reintroduce a note of san...

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“World faces wave of epic debt defaults” – central bank veteran
25th January 2016 by

Only one central banker spotted the subprime crisis before it occurred – William White.  Now ...

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Greece introduces capital controls; IMF says it needs to default
29th June 2015 by

This morning, Greece introduced capital controls.  People can only withdraw €60/day ($65) from th...

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Germany could face €86bn bill from a Greek default
17th April 2015 by

Who would pay the bill, if Greece defaulted on its current €320bn debt ($340bn)? This is no longe...

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IMF says world seeing “a New Reality of lower potential growth”
9th April 2015 by

After 6 years of largely-wasted stimulus efforts, the world’s economic advisory bodies are fin...

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