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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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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