Chemicals and the Economy

Oil price volatility highlights uncertainty ahead
29th June 2016 by

  The 3 month trend of Brent oil price volatility has reached its highest level since the 2008 ...

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Brexit a disaster for the UK, Europe and the world
27th June 2016 by

First, the good news.  It has long been recognised that the UK economy is over-dependent on financi...

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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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13m missing American workers highlight economic slowdown
8th June 2016 by

There’s something very wrong with the US jobs market, as the slide above confirms.  Commentat...

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Investors fear Fed’s outdated theories have hit sell-by date
6th June 2016 by

These are difficult times for companies and investors.  It is becoming more and more apparent that ...

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Brexit debate obscures key issues as assertions replace facts
3rd June 2016 by

The UK’s Brexit referendum is fast becoming a bitter battle for the Conservative Party leade...

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Clouds gather over global polymer markets as China imports drop
1st June 2016 by

Difficult times lie ahead for global polymer markets.  It would be bad enough that downstream users...

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