Chemicals and the Economy

CEOs need new business models amid downturn
14th January 2019 by

Many indicators are now pointing towards a global downturn in the economy, along with paradigm shif...

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Stock markets risk Wile E. Coyote fall despite Powell’s rush to support the S&P 500
6th January 2019 by

How can companies and investors avoid losing money as the global economy goes into a China-led reces...

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Chart of the Year – China’s shadow banking collapse means deflation may be round the corner
16th December 2018 by

Last year it was Bitcoin, in 2016 it was the near-doubling in US 10-year interest rates, and in 2015...

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BASF’s second profit warning highlights scale of the downturn now underway
9th December 2018 by

The chemical industry is easily the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And thanks to K...

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Chemistry & the Economy: 2019 Outlook
4th December 2018 by

There will be no shortage of important topics to discuss on Thursday, at my regular Chemistry and th...

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Brexit moves from ‘Snakes and Ladders’ to cricket
2nd December 2018 by

The Brexit debate had appeared to be a simple game of Snakes & Ladders till now.  The Leave cam...

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Asian downturn worsens, bringing global recession nearer
25th November 2018 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And my visit to Singap...

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Your ‘A-Z Guide’ to the Brexit Negotiations
18th November 2018 by

“The UK is now facing a national crisis”, according to Margaret Thatcher’s former ...

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Global smartphone recession confirms consumer downturn
11th November 2018 by

Q3 smartphone sales data show the global market in recession, as Strategy Analytics confirmed: “Th...

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Chemical output signals trouble for global economy
4th November 2018 by

A petrochemical plant on the outskirts of Shanghai. Chinese chemical industry production has been ne...

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