Chemicals and the Economy

Recession risk rises as Iran tensions and US-China trade war build
26th May 2019 by

Oil markets are once again uneasily balanced between two completely different outcomes – and o...

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Smartphone market decline begins to impact global stock markets
19th May 2019 by

The bad news continues for the world’s smartphone manufacturers and their suppliers.  And Pre...

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US-China trade war confirms political risk is now a key factor for companies and the economy
12th May 2019 by

There are few real surprises in life, and President Trump’s decision to launch a full-scale tr...

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There’s a great future for the European plastics industry in recycled plastic
5th May 2019 by

Europe’s plastics industry is under major threat from the growing legislative and consumer bac...

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Uber’s $91bn IPO marks the top for today’s debt-fuelled stock markets
28th April 2019 by

Uber’s IPO next month is set to effectively “ring the bell” at the top of the post...

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The End of “Business as Usual”
21st April 2019 by

In my interview for Real Vision earlier this month, (where the world’s most successful invest...

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Most businesses were nowhere near Ready for Brexit last Friday – we mustn’t make the same mistake again
14th April 2019 by

Thank goodness for backbench MPs and the European Union. Without their efforts, the UK would by now ...

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Don’t get carried away by Beijing’s stimulus
7th April 2019 by

Residential construction work in Qingdao, China. Government stimulus is unlikely to deliver the econ...

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Businesses thrilled by Brexit uncertainty: “It’s exhilarating” says small business owner
1st April 2019 by

With the European Commission saying that a No Deal is now “likely“, small businesses acr...

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Stormy weather ahead for chemicals
24th March 2019 by

Four serious challenges are on the horizon for the global petrochemical industry as I describe in my...

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