Weak chemical markets suggest difficult times ahead
1st July 2012 by

Over Christmas, the blog spent some time considering whether its IeC Downturn Alert had served its p...

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Another Minsky Moment may be approaching
25th June 2012 by

The global economy is now in the middle of its 3rd downturn in the past 4 years. The chart above sho...

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Financial markets rally as real economy weakens
18th June 2012 by

Petrochemical markets continue to provide plenty of warning signs about the deteriorating state of t...

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“A failure to stay ahead of events”
11th June 2012 by

Petchem markets are doing an excellent job in their role as a leading indicator for the global econo...

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What goes up, comes down
4th June 2012 by

Don’t panic is the blog’s suggestion, after last week’s market collapse. Instead, ...

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Market volatility hits new peaks
28th May 2012 by

Petchem markets provided a perfect case study of Volatility last week, confirming the blog’s v...

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Complacency rises as markets fall
21st May 2012 by

Financial markets are telling us something important about the outlook. Profitable themes over the p...

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Buyers disappear as oil prices fall
14th May 2012 by

Petchem markets continue to fulfill their role as leading indicators for the global economy. The cha...

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Cash-flow fears rise as the ‘storm’ gets nearer
7th May 2012 by

The blog fears the storm discussed last month is getting closer. Oil prices have weakened, with Bren...

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Downturn Monitor approaches its anniversary
23rd April 2012 by

It is almost a year since the blog launched its IeC Downturn Monitor. The aim was to try and avoid t...

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