Chemicals and the Economy

Your ‘A-Z Guide’ to the Brexit Negotiations
18th November 2018 by

“The UK is now facing a national crisis”, according to Margaret Thatcher’s former ...

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Global smartphone recession confirms consumer downturn
11th November 2018 by

Q3 smartphone sales data show the global market in recession, as Strategy Analytics confirmed: “Th...

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Chemical output signals trouble for global economy
4th November 2018 by

A petrochemical plant on the outskirts of Shanghai. Chinese chemical industry production has been ne...

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Budgeting for the end of “Business as Usual”
28th October 2018 by

Companies and investors are starting to finalise their plans for the coming year.  Many are assumin...

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“What could possibly go wrong?”
21st October 2018 by

I well remember the questions a year ago, after I published my annual Budget Outlook, ‘Budgeti...

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Rising interest rates, volatile exchange rates, high oil prices and plastic waste challenge aromatics industry
18th October 2018 by

Fears are rising about the risks of recession, as I discuss in a new one-page summary of the key iss...

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Petrochemicals must face up to multiple challenges
14th October 2018 by

Europe’s petrochemical sector must prepare now for the trade war, US start-ups, Brexit and the...

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Is your business Ready for Brexit?
7th October 2018 by

Time is running out for the UK government to agree a Brexit deal with Europe.  As my new analysis f...

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Boomer SuperCycle unique in human history – Deutsche Bank
30th September 2018 by

“The 1950-2000 period is like no other in human or financial history in terms of population growth...

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Ethane price hikes, China tariffs, hit US PE producers as global market weakens
23rd September 2018 by

Sadly, my July forecast that US-China tariffs could lead to a global polyethylene price war seems to...

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