Chemicals and the Economy

Automakers face stiff headwinds in big emerging markets
19th January 2020 by

Brazil, Russia, India and China disappoint as manufacturers face investment demands of EVs © Bloomb...

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Contingency planning is essential in 2020 as “synchronised slowdown” continues
12th January 2020 by

The IMF has now confirmed that the world economy has moved into the synchronised slowdown that I for...

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Will stock markets see a Minsky Moment in 2020?
5th January 2020 by

Few investors now remember the days when price discovery was thought to be the key role of stock mar...

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Chart of the Decade – the Fed’s support for the S&P 500 will end with a debt crisis
22nd December 2019 by

Each year, there has been only one possible candidate for Chart of the Year.  Last year it was the ...

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Boris Johnson will have to disappoint someone in 2020 as the UK finally leaves the EU
15th December 2019 by

Finally, after three and a half years, the UK has reached “the end of the beginning” wit...

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ACS Chemistry & the Economy webinar on Thursday
10th December 2019 by

Please join me for the next ACS Chemicals & Economy webinar on Thursday, at 2pm Eastern Standard...

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Polyethylene’s crisis will create Winners and Losers
8th December 2019 by

Polyethylene markets (PE) are moving into a crisis, with margins in NE Asia already negative, as I h...

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What’s next for Brexit and chemicals?
4th December 2019 by

The UK is about to go to the polls again to try and decide the Brexit issue.  Chemicals will be one...

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Global economy hits stall speed, whilst US S&P 500 sets new records
1st December 2019 by

Whisper it not to your friends in financial markets, but the global economy is moving into recession...

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Portugal shows the way to climate neutrality by 2050
24th November 2019 by

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do”. The Irish proverb’...

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