Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

Markets approach the “drawn-out fundamental downtrend” phase
8th May 2010 by

Sell in May and Go Away” is the oldest rule in stock market investment. This week has certainl...

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IMF targets bankers’ FAT
22nd April 2010 by

We are often told that investment bankers are much cleverer than the rest of us. But sometimes, they...

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Recovery to be “weak by historical standards” – IMF
1st October 2009 by

The good news is that the IMF thinks that the economy may have stopped getting worse. The bad news i...

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World Bank sees deeper recession
23rd June 2009 by

The chemical industry is always a leading indicator of the global economy. One of the blog’s o...

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Oil market “bubble” builds, as recession deepens
26th April 2009 by

Stock markets may have rallied over the past month. But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees n...

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Credit crisis losses head for $4 trillion
9th April 2009 by

To misquote the famous HL Mencken phrase, “nobody ever went broke under-estimating the losses ...

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IMF says advanced economies to “contract sharply”
20th March 2009 by

The IMF and World Bank continue to play leap-frog in reducing their global growth forecasts. In Janu...

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G-20 plans still short on substance
17th March 2009 by

The G20 represents over 85% of the world’s economy. And there is certainly no shortage of majo...

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Global economy to shrink in 2009
9th March 2009 by

The world’s major financial institutions become more pessimistic each time they report on the ...

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Crisis “more serious than the 1930’s”
10th February 2009 by

Last August, the blog noted that politicians were beginning to wake up to the scale of the current c...

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