From the Economist's Chair blog and podcast series

From the Economist's Chair blog and podcast series

Argus Chief Economist David Fyfe explores the global events impacting commodity markets. Through podcasts and blog posts, this series looks at the micro issues affecting one or more markets, and places them in a macro context. Listen or read to be kept informed of the latest developments.

Argus podcast episodes are available on a variety of podcast platforms as well as the Argus Blog, where each episode can be streamed and is provided with a full transcript and related links.

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Latest installments of From the Economist's Chair, featuring David Fyfe

31 agosto 2023

From the Economist's Chair: Between Johannesburg and Jackson Hole

Proposals to expand the BRICS grouping have reignited speculation over de-dollarization of the world economy, but rumours of the dollar’s imminent demise seem premature. Atlantic Basin economies are learning to live with higher-for-longer interest rates, leaving sub-par...


Crudo English Global

21 marzo 2023

From the Economist's Chair: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

Recent banking sector turmoil has raised concerns over sector contagion and a repeat of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. Although more substantial financial buffers in place this time around will likely prevent a repeat of events seen 15 years ago, these sectoral str...


Crudo English Global

07 marzo 2023

From the Economist's Chair: Markets re-embrace inflationary narrative

Commodity prices have eased from early-2022 peaks but generally remain elevated compared to pre-invasion norms. Premature optimism in early-2023 that the worst of broader inflationary pressures and interest rate hikes had passed has now subsided, amid the realisation of...


English Global Crudo Metales Agriculture

22 diciembre 2022

From the Economist's Chair: Global Commodity Review & Outlook 2022-2023

Calendar 2022 has been a tumultuous year for the global economy, for geopolitics, and for energy and commodity markets, with little likelihood of a return to “business-as-usual” in 2023. Here we highlight seven key themes and policy shifts that have emerged to affect co...


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05 septiembre 2022

From the Economist's Chair: Are we nearing a dollar inflection point?

As the US dollar index breaches 20-year highs, many foresee an imminent cyclical devaluation, although rumours of the demise of the dollar as the de-facto global currency look premature.


English Global Crudo

15 agosto 2022

From the Economist's Chair: Watching the storm clouds

Recent commodity market focus has centred on gathering economic storm clouds, with predictions that rising interest rates, burgeoning inflation and European energy crisis could tip the Atlantic Basin, if not the broader global economy, into outright recession. While thi...


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08 agosto 2022

From the Economist's Chair: Silver linings for oil demand among the recessionary storm clouds?

Slowing economic momentum has weighed on commodity prices since early-June, but the enduring strength of gas prices could lend some support to otherwise faltering oil demand.


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