Chemicals and the Economy

Trump’s trade war should set warning bells ringing for every company and investor
8th April 2018 by

There should be no surprise that President Trump has launched his trade war with China.  The real s...

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Hurricane Harvey: lack of insurance will hit Houston’s recovery
4th September 2017 by

“By Monday, the third straight day of flooding, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey had left muc...

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Trump, Xi have 100 days to avert US-China trade war
12th April 2017 by

Last week’s summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Ji...

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Hope is not a strategy
30th September 2016 by

Chemical companies face difficult times if they cling to the hope that current challenges will simpl...

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China’s G20 shutdowns will impact global economy
10th June 2016 by

Imagine your government decided to shutdown most of the industry in two major cities for 2 weeks or ...

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China’s rising exports: less about growth, more about exporting deflation
18th March 2016 by

China’s move towards self-sufficiency is radically changing global oil and petrochemical marke...

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5 Critical Questions every Company and Investor Need to Answer
12th October 2015 by

Today’s uncertain economic and oil price  environment has created chaos in petrochemical feedstoc...

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Chaos looms in petchem feedstock and product markets
28th September 2015 by

Major change is underway in world markets for all petrochemicals. It is no exaggeration to say that ...

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Europe can win despite age trends
2nd June 2015 by

We all know that Europe has an ageing population.  Germany and Italy, for example, have median ages...

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Time to look forward, not back, for European petrochemicals
29th September 2014 by

The European petrochemicals industry is in crisis.  Operating rates dropped below 85% in H2 2008, a...

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