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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

‘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 ...

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...

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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