Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

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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“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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Financial markets rally on false rumour
16th April 2012 by

Last week saw yet another example of the damage being caused to financial markets by the computerise...

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Oil prices near Q2 2008’s record level
2nd April 2012 by

Finally, and far too late, policy makers are waking up to the damage that today’s high oil pri...

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