Chemicals and the Economy

Contingency planning is essential in 2020 as “synchronised slowdown” continues
12th January 2020 by

The IMF has now confirmed that the world economy has moved into the synchronised slowdown that I for...

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Will stock markets see a Minsky Moment in 2020?
5th January 2020 by

Few investors now remember the days when price discovery was thought to be the key role of stock mar...

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Chart of the Decade – the Fed’s support for the S&P 500 will end with a debt crisis
22nd December 2019 by

Each year, there has been only one possible candidate for Chart of the Year.  Last year it was the ...

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Global economy hits stall speed, whilst US S&P 500 sets new records
1st December 2019 by

Whisper it not to your friends in financial markets, but the global economy is moving into recession...

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Oil markets hold their ‘flag shape’ for the moment, as recession risks mount
17th November 2019 by

Oil markets can’t quite make up their mind as to what they want to do, as the chart confirms. ...

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Budgeting for paradigm shifts and a debt crisis
27th October 2019 by

It is now 8 years since John Richardson and I published our 10-year forecast for 2021 in Boom, Gloom...

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$50bn hole appears in New York financial markets – Fed is “looking into it”
29th September 2019 by

Most people would quickly notice if $50 went missing from their purse or wallet. They would certainl...

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London house prices edge closer to a tumble
21st July 2019 by

After the excitement of Wimbledon tennis and a cricket World Cup final, Londoners were back to their...

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G7 births hit new record low, below Depression level in 1933
14th July 2019 by

If a country doesn’t have any babies, then in time it won’t have an economy. But that...

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From subprime to stimulus…and now social division
6th July 2019 by

The blog has now been running for 12 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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