Chemicals and the Economy

$60bn opportunity opens up for plastics industry as need to eliminate single-use packaging grows
17th March 2019 by

150 businesses representing over 20% of the global plastic packaging market have now agreed to start...

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Ageing Perennials set to negate central bank stimulus as recession approaches
10th March 2019 by

The world’s best leading indicator for the global economy is still firmly signalling recession...

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Déjà vu all over again for oil markets as recession risks rise
3rd March 2019 by

Back in 2015, veteran Saudi Oil Minister Ali  Naimi was very clear about Saudi’s need to adop...

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BASF prepares its UK supply chain for Brexit
24th February 2019 by

BASF has been working with Ready for Brexit (the online platform I co-founded last year) as part of ...

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Companies and investors have just 30 working days left to prepare for a No Deal Brexit
17th February 2019 by

Companies across the UK and EU27 are suddenly realising there are now just 30 working days until the...

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The BoE’s pre-emptive strike is not without risk
12th February 2019 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, arguing that it seems the default answer to ...

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IKEA heads into the circular world with furniture subscription trial
10th February 2019 by

“Once upon a time, Granny and Grandad used to go to a large shop on the motorway to buy their ...

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Fed’s magic money tree hopes to overcome smartphone sales downturn and global recession risk
3rd February 2019 by

Last November, I wrote one of my “most-read posts”, titled Global smartphone recession ...

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Flexible working is key to reversing today’s collapse in fertility rates
27th January 2019 by

Women in most parts of the world are not having enough children to replace our population. This is o...

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No Deal Brexit remains UK law unless MPs reverse their previous votes
20th January 2019 by

“That couldn’t happen” are probably the 3 most dangerous words in the English lang...

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