Governments continue to fail the Covid challenge
4th July 2021 by

Governments have failed to properly protect their populations from the pandemic. Some have actively ...

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The blog’s 14th birthday – and the New Normal world it predicted has arrived
27th June 2021 by

The blog has now been running for 14 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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“When all the experts and forecasts agree — something else is going to happen”, Bob Farrell
20th June 2021 by

In January, “everyone knew” that inflation was about to take off, and that the US$ was g...

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Brand-owners start to focus on renewable carbon
13th June 2021 by

The original debate on plastics recycling owed its prominence to Ellen MacArthur, the yachtswoman wh...

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Friends of the Earth v Royal Dutch Shell – what did the Dutch Court rule, and what does it mean for Shell’s business?
6th June 2021 by

My Dutch colleague, Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga, is a graduate of Leiden University in the Nethe...

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ACS Chemistry & the Economy webinar on Thursday
2nd June 2021 by

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

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“One size no longer fits all” as the global smartphone market breaks down into different segments
30th May 2021 by

The pandemic was very good news for some companies, with demand for online activities rocketing. But...

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Oil markets, OPEC, enter the endgame for the Age of Oil
23rd May 2021 by

2 major events shocked oil markets last week. They marked the start of (a) the endgame for the Age o...

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225 years ago today. The first ever vaccination – against smallpox, the great killer of the time
14th May 2021 by

The pandemic has reminded us of the critical role played by vaccination in our lives. Its impact beg...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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