Chemicals and the Economy

“What could possibly go wrong?”
21st October 2018 by

I well remember the questions a year ago, after I published my annual Budget Outlook, ‘Budgeti...

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“BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth”
27th October 2014 by

“BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has slashed its revenue and earnings tar...

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New Year sees markets in optimistic mood
7th January 2013 by

New Year is a traditional moment for price increases. And last week didn’t disappoint, with Br...

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Budgeting for an L-shaped recovery
20th October 2012 by

As companies finalise Budgets for 2013-15, many will be thinking long and hard about the implication...

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The blog’s 5th birthday
30th June 2012 by

The blog today celebrates its fifth birthday. Its 1400 posts since the June 2007 launch have covered...

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Budgeting and the New Normal
8th September 2011 by

Companies are now starting the Budget process for 2012-14. As always, the blog will present its own ...

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2011 Budgets
16th October 2010 by

The blog will publish its annual Budget Outlook for 2011 next weekend. And so as usual, its now time...

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‘Budgeting for a New Normal’ White Paper
7th February 2010 by

ICIS have now published the blog’s 2010 Budget webinar as a White Paper. Please click here if ...

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Budgeting for a new normal
17th October 2009 by

2010 should be a better year for the chemical industry, as demand grows in line with a recovery in g...

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2010 Budgets
11th October 2009 by

The blog is now preparing its annual Budget Outlook for 2010. Before this is published next weekend,...

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