on October 21, 2014

The blog’s latest post for the Financial Times, published on the BeyondBrics blog is below.Oct 20, 2014 10:48am By Paul Hodges of International eChem Two...

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on October 20, 2014

A blog reader has kindly sent the above cartoon from the financial pages of The Telegraph newspaper today. Clearly investors are beginning to share...

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on October 20, 2014

World markets have seen major falls since the Great Unwinding of policymaker stimulus began 2 months ago. Naturally, chemical markets have taken some of the biggest hits, given the...

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on October 17, 2014

Oil prices are highly likely to fall further, not rebound, over the next few months.  That is the blog’s conclusion to its 3-part analysis of...

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on October 16, 2014

Yesterday’s post described how OPEC oil producers are seeing their export sales to the US start to disappear.  But this, of course, is only one side of...

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on October 15, 2014

The world now faces a supply glut in almost every source of energy, including oil, gas and coal.  It is also seeing major increases in output of key products including gasoline,...

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on October 14, 2014

The headline above was the Wall Street Journal’s summary of last week’s market action.  But was it really “crazy”? Perhaps it just felt “crazy” to those...

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on October 13, 2014

The chemical industry remains the best leading indicator for the global economy.  The only problem is that most policymakers continue to ignore its obvious message about...

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on October 10, 2014

The Great Unwinding of policymakers’ failed stimulus programmes is now clearly underway in the global economy.  The headlines this week all focused on the latest...

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on October 9, 2014

The blog is delighted to be able to congratulate Indian Oil (IOC) on becoming the first company to commit to building toilets in India.  In...

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