Chemicals and the Economy

Central bankers fail to learn the Wellington lesson
13th September 2012 by

‘Masterly inactivity’ was Wellington’s policy in his successful European wars agai...

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Spain’s economy in “extreme difficulty”
7th April 2012 by

Some things are too ‘obvious’ for highly-paid professionals in the financial world to ac...

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Oil prices remain in their triangle
27th October 2011 by

A year ago, Petromatrix highlighted the short-term ‘triangle’ that was being drawn by oi...

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US polymer demand slows as consumers cut back
31st August 2011 by

The above chart, from the invaluable American Chemistry Council (ACC) weekly report, highlights the ...

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US Fed policy may be going Back to the Future
18th August 2011 by

Today’s 419 point fall on the Dow Jones Average, and $6/bbl fall in WTI crude oil prices, may ...

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Selling the Rallies
5th July 2011 by

There was a sustained rise in the number of wealthy Western BabyBoomers entering their peak consumpt...

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Speculators begin to leave crude oil markets
29th June 2011 by

Speculators, assisted by the US Federal Reserve, have driven crude oil prices to unsustainable level...

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Bernanke says no QE3 planned
9th June 2011 by

The chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has issued a sober update on the current state...

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The crude oil mania has its own illusion
12th April 2011 by

The blog spent much of 2007/8 warning of the likely impact of high oil prices on chemical demand. It...

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Speculative volume soars in oil markets
6th April 2011 by

Crude oil has been a speculators’ paradise for the past 9 months. Central banks have been maki...

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