Chemicals and the Economy

Polyethylene’s crisis will create Winners and Losers
8th December 2019 by

Polyethylene markets (PE) are moving into a crisis, with margins in NE Asia already negative, as I h...

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What’s next for Brexit and chemicals?
4th December 2019 by

The UK is about to go to the polls again to try and decide the Brexit issue.  Chemicals will be one...

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Global economy hits stall speed, whilst US S&P 500 sets new records
1st December 2019 by

Whisper it not to your friends in financial markets, but the global economy is moving into recession...

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Portugal shows the way to climate neutrality by 2050
24th November 2019 by

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do”. The Irish proverb’...

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Oil markets hold their ‘flag shape’ for the moment, as recession risks mount
17th November 2019 by

Oil markets can’t quite make up their mind as to what they want to do, as the chart confirms. ...

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The next billion phone users will be buying $10 smart feature phones, not $1000 iPhones
10th November 2019 by

Smartphone sales plateaued in Q3, down 9% since Q3 2017’s peak of 1.55bn, as the chart shows....

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UK election offers voters no middle ground in December
3rd November 2019 by

Pity the poor UK voters as they prepare to vote in probably the most critical election of their live...

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Budgeting for paradigm shifts and a debt crisis
27th October 2019 by

It is now 8 years since John Richardson and I published our 10-year forecast for 2021 in Boom, Gloom...

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Paradigm shifts create Winners and Losers
20th October 2019 by

MY ANNUAL BUDGET OUTLOOK WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK Next week, I will publish my annual Budget Outl...

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Companies ignore the Perennials 55+ generation at their peril
13th October 2019 by

Nearly a third of the the world’s High Income population are now in the Perennials 55+ generat...

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