Chemical market whack-a-mole
18th September 2020 by

Anyone ever play whack-a-mole? The image here comes from the 1990s, a time of ill-fitting T-shirts a...

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Decoupling talk is decoupled from reality
11th September 2020 by

It was supposed to be a harmless press conference honouring the US Labor Day holiday, but President ...

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The US economy’s hall of mirrors
4th September 2020 by

The US economic recovery from pandemic-induced shutdowns is about as disjointed an endeavour as I ca...

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Consumers will experience better days, and with newer clothes
14th August 2020 by

Most of the statistics bantered about right now are coronavirus-related, which means they are monoto...

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Pandemic creating baby booms and busts – and challenges for the supply chain
31st July 2020 by

The coronavirus pandemic is amplifying birth rate trends in many parts of the world, creating via pr...

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No time to waste in solving ocean plastic dilemma
28th July 2020 by

It feels like we could all use some good news, so how about this: We already have the capabilities t...

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Helping the chemical supply chain not be BlackBerry
24th July 2020 by

Market-driven economics work, even if they at first are overwhelmed by unprecedented demand. Such is...

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Short supply means high demand, right? Not always
21st July 2020 by

Why the supply chain needs to sometimes look beyond simple supply-demand models to understand chemic...

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Iran and China new deal could hasten Belt & Road Initiative petrochemicals self-sufficiency
20th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ONCE AGAIN, please don’t say I didn’t tell you. A proposed new investment and...

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Chemical Data acquisition streamlines global packaging benchmark solution
17th July 2020 by

Amid these uncertain times, it’s easy for businesses to slam on the brakes on investment and focus...

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