Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

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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Ageing populations create repayment risk for government bonds
25th April 2014 by

Government bonds in the larger, wealthy countries of the West have traditionally been regarded as be...

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Budgeting for an L-shaped recovery
20th October 2012 by

As companies finalise Budgets for 2013-15, many will be thinking long and hard about the implication...

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IMF warns of lower global growth
9th July 2012 by

Once again, the chemical industry has performed its role as a reliable leading indicator of the glob...

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Markets wait for oil price lead
5th March 2012 by

The March IeC Boom/Gloom Index confirms the blog’s sense that markets are sitting on a fence, ...

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€489bn avoids Eurozone collapse, for now
27th December 2011 by

A month ago, the former UK Finance Minister, Alastair Darling, warned that the European Central Bank...

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Recession may now be very close
29th August 2011 by

German Chancellor Merkel’s recent comment that “I don’t see anything which signals...

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An unmanaged Greek default gets closer
23rd June 2011 by

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair may come to be seen as a critical turning point, when the story of...

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Wine price rises parallel those for crude oil
13th January 2011 by

Many of the blog’s readers have been known to sample the occasional glass of wine. So it thoug...

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IMF warns on government spending
18th May 2010 by

The global economy and the chemical industry have been boosted, since the Crisis began in 2008, by m...

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