The good news is that the world’s development agencies are waking up to the idea that income level is going to be key to future world growth. They are also starting to recognise that the vast majority of people in the emerging economies are not ”middle-class” with near-Western standards of living. Thus a major new Study from the […]
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Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry.
The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12 – 18 months. It will try to look behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in important issues such as oil prices, economic growth and the environment. We may also have some fun, investigating a few of the more offbeat events that take place from time to time. Please do join me and share your thoughts.
Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.