New Normal Jun10.pngThe blog’s White Paper, ‘Budgeting for a New Normal’, proved enormously popular when it was published earlier this year. ICIS therefore suggested that it would be useful to update it, 6 months later.

This Update is now published. It looks at the current state of the global economy, six months on, and then covers the outlook for key chemical markets such as construction/housing and autos, as well as the latest views expressed by chemical companies themselves on the outlook.

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