Denmark, and the West, wake up to a lack of babies
31st October 2014 by

“We have for many years addressed the very important issues of how to avoid becoming pregnant, how...

Global auto sales reach ‘top of the mountain’ moment
30th October 2014 by

The best view is always from the top of the mountain.  And that seems where we are today in global ...

China sees $13.5bn of fake September ‘collateral trade’ invoices
29th October 2014 by

China’s ‘collateral trade’ is still a major force in world markets for iron ore, c...

China becomes major PVC, PTA exporter for first time in history
28th October 2014 by

Be very careful what you wish for.  That is the key message coming out of close analysis of China&#...

“BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth”
27th October 2014 by

“BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has slashed its revenue and earnings tar...

3D printing to move manufacturing closer to the customer
24th October 2014 by

15 years ago, it was fashionable to dismiss eBusiness as a fairy story.  I remember those days wel...

Grangemouth develops cluster-based vision for the future
23rd October 2014 by

Exactly a year ago this week, the INEOS petrochemical business at Grangemouth in Scotland was facin...

Shell CEO says Europe needs to leverage chemicals clusters
22nd October 2014 by

There are 2 ways to improve operating rates in an industry.  One is to increase volumes, the other ...

The Great Unwinding of policymaker stimulus is under way
21st October 2014 by

The blog’s latest post for the Financial Times, published on the BeyondBrics blog is below.Oct 20...

“Welcome to the New Normal”
20th October 2014 by

A blog reader has kindly sent the above cartoon from the financial pages of The Telegraph newspaper ...

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