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I was privileged to be interviewed by Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek (the UK...

The great ‘Deflation Shock’ is coming closer
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  The world is about to be hit by a demand shock equivalent to 1973’s supply shock.  Yet...

Rocky road ahead for global economy as chemical industry remains downbeat
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The chemical industry continues to be the best leading indicator that we have for the global economy...

China’s “wasted $6.8tn” highlights its new economic direction
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Can you imagine your government publishing a report that showed $6.8tn has been wasted in “ine...

China plans $90bn spend on new “Silk Roads”
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I am just back from my first World Economic Forum meeting, having been invited to join its global c...

Winners and losers from the end of China’s property bubble
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As promised yesterday, the blog looks today at the potential Winners and Losers from President Xi Ji...

President Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’
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A new type of leader seem to be starting to emerge in China and India.  President Xi Jinping in Ch...

Central banks have created a debt-fuelled ‘ring of fire’
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A new article by an IMF economist makes the point that in April 2008, not a single one of the mainst...

China auto sales depend on lending and property bubble
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The above chart is the blog’s simple guide to forecasting China’s auto sales.  We know ...

“Investors retreat as deflation fears rise”
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The blog’s important eBook, ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal: How Ageing Western BabyBo...

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