Chemicals and the Economy

G7 Summit shows leaders are forgetting the lesson of the 1930s
29th May 2017 by

G7 Summits began in the crisis years of the mid-1970s, bringing Western leaders together to tackle t...

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Top 3 Chinese smartphone brands capture global lead
25th May 2017 by

China’s Top 3 manufacturers – Huawei, OPPO and Vivo – captured top position in glo...

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UK risks “crashing out” of EU after election without trade deal
22nd May 2017 by

Yesterday, senior EU negotiators warned that “the chances of Britain crashing out of the EU wi...

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Oil prices under pressure as US oil/product exports ramp up
18th May 2017 by

On Monday, I discussed how OPEC abandoned Saudi Oil Minister Naimi’s market share strategy dur...

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US Permian’s shale oil surge highlights OPEC’s failed strategy
15th May 2017 by

OPEC and Russia made a massive mistake last November when when they decided to try and establish a $...

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China’s increase in chemicals self-sufficiency will hit US shale gas expansions
11th May 2017 by

Some years ago, when China was well on the way to becoming the world’s largest importer of che...

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London house prices face perfect storm as Brexit risks rise
8th May 2017 by

The UK goes to the polls on 8 June in a surprise General Election.  And premier Theresa May has cle...

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European petrochemical output still below 2004 – 2007 levels
4th May 2017 by

The financial crisis began a decade ago, yet production of the key “building block products...

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Debt, demographics set to destroy Trump’s GDP growth dream
1st May 2017 by

Unsurprisingly, Friday’s US GDP report showed Q1 growth was just 0.7%, as the New York Times r...

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