Chemicals and the Economy

Tesco says ‘Today is the New Normal’
29th September 2011 by

The world’s leading retailers have been extremely reliable leading indicators for the chemical...

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US, China, EU auto sales stall
28th September 2011 by

Auto sales in the world’s 3 main markets (China, USA, EU), saw much slower growth in the past ...

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When I’m 64
27th September 2011 by

Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? The Beatles asked the right questions back in 1967, ...

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Time for leadership at EPCA
26th September 2011 by

The chemical industry has a turnover of $3.4trn, and is the world’s 3rd largest industry. It m...

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Low Western pensions will change demand patterns
24th September 2011 by

Next week, the blog publishes Chapter 5 of its ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal’ eBook, c...

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‘Peak oil’ a theory, not a statement of fact
22nd September 2011 by

Oil supply is critical to today’s global economy. Now a new book by oil expert Daniel Yergin, ...

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European auto sales down 1% so far in 2011
21st September 2011 by

Most of Europe goes on holiday in August, and so it is only now that auto sales for July and August ...

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Financial markets worry about new downturn
20th September 2011 by

An abrupt change of direction is never a pleasant experience in global financial markets. Yet unfort...

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Global economy weakens as China oil demand drops
19th September 2011 by

There seems little doubt that the global economy is now entering a new downturn. Pessimists may worr...

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Surrey win 40-over cricket Final at Lords
17th September 2011 by

The blog has just returned from Lords cricket ground in London, where its Surrey team has just won t...

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