Chemicals and the Economy

Populism rises as global dynamics drive market shifts
30th November 2016 by

We are living in a New Normal world.  Populists such as Nigel Farage, Donald Trump, Marine le Pen a...

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Economic policy needs to focus on impact of the 100-year life
28th November 2016 by

Nearly two-thirds of people in the world’s top 25 countries feel their country is heading in t...

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Industry needs new strategy to spread benefits of globalisation
25th November 2016 by

The Brexit vote, and Donald Trump’s election, confirm that we are in a New Normal world.  In ...

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Italy’s referendum is next test for Eurozone stability
23rd November 2016 by

Italy was one of the 6 founding members of the European Union (EU) in 1957, along with France, the N...

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Interest rate and US$ surge mark start of the Great Reckoning
21st November 2016 by

The bond market vigilantes are back.  And they clearly don’t like what they are seeing.  Tha...

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3 key questions for the oil market poker game, ahead of OPEC’s meeting
18th November 2016 by

Volatility continues to dominate oil markets, as the above chart confirms.  Some weeks have seen pr...

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Chemical company results highlight growing weakness down the value chains
16th November 2016 by

Looking down the table below of chemical company’s reports, its hard to be very optimistic abo...

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Trump’s ‘100-day plan’ means an end to “Business as usual”
14th November 2016 by

‘There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose t...

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Smartphone markets see calm before the storm as volume stagnates
11th November 2016 by

The global smartphone market reached a fork in the road in Q3, and that was before Samsung’s d...

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“Everyone wants to be rich”: Divorces soar with land prices as China’s housing bubble enters its final stages
9th November 2016 by

One thing that “everyone knows” in China’s Tier 1 cities is that property prices c...

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