Chemicals and the Economy

Trump policies to impact global supply chains, US stock markets
23rd January 2017 by

Wall Street’s post-election rally suggests that many investors currently have the wrong idea about...

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US auto sales head towards price war as subprime loans rise
23rd March 2016 by

The warnings keep coming about the underlying health of the US auto market.  But, as with the subpr...

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GM says owning a car in a city “is the last thing you should do”
23rd July 2015 by

Something strange is happening in the European auto market, as the above chart from the industry ass...

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Average US auto loan term hits record 68 months in May
4th June 2015 by

May was “another fantastic month for US auto sales”.  Or, it took the industry “o...

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US auto sales close to running on empty
5th May 2015 by

We’ve all had that moment of jumping into the car, and turning on the ignition, only to realis...

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Subprime loans drive US auto sales growth
8th October 2014 by

Major problems are developing in the US auto market.   The critical issue is that companies have b...

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Russian downturn causes GM, Ford U-turn; EU slows despite discounts
18th September 2014 by

August is a holiday month for Europe’s statisticians.  So we had to wait until yesterday for...

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Price war looms in US auto market as incentives increase
8th April 2014 by

The blog is awarding itself a pat on the back this morning, as its forecast last month for the US au...

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US automakers increase incentives as sales fail to boom
7th March 2014 by

This month is likely to be a very good time to buy a new car in the US.  The reason is that auto ma...

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Brazil, Russia, India car sales fall for first time in 10 years
14th January 2014 by

Since 2009, the 4 BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have been the focus of every car ma...

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