Chemicals and the Economy

Rising interest rates, volatile exchange rates, high oil prices and plastic waste challenge aromatics industry
18th October 2018 by

Fears are rising about the risks of recession, as I discuss in a new one-page summary of the key iss...

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Petrochemicals must face up to multiple challenges
14th October 2018 by

Europe’s petrochemical sector must prepare now for the trade war, US start-ups, Brexit and the...

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Is your business Ready for Brexit?
7th October 2018 by

Time is running out for the UK government to agree a Brexit deal with Europe.  As my new analysis f...

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Boomer SuperCycle unique in human history – Deutsche Bank
30th September 2018 by

“The 1950-2000 period is like no other in human or financial history in terms of population growth...

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Ethane price hikes, China tariffs, hit US PE producers as global market weakens
23rd September 2018 by

Sadly, my July forecast that US-China tariffs could lead to a global polyethylene price war seems to...

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Why everyone ignored my warnings ahead of the financial crisis
16th September 2018 by

It’s 10 years since my forecast of a global financial crisis came true, as Lehman Brothers col...

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Financial crises and the five stages of loss
9th September 2018 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter as their lead letter, arguing that the rise of the...

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World Aromatics Conference focuses on sustainability, trade war and oil price challenges
5th September 2018 by

Our 17th World Aromatics and Derivatives conference takes place on 7/8 November in Amsterdam.  You ...

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Political and economic risks rise as US mid-term elections near
2nd September 2018 by

This is the Labor Day weekend in the USA – the traditional start of the mid-term election camp...

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