Smartphone sales highlight new trends in consumer markets
7th February 2021 by

Smartphone markets continue to provide early warning of the major changes taking place in consumer m...

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Buyers scramble for product as global supply chains breakdown
24th January 2021 by

Asian LNG prices reached $32.50/MMBTU this month, up from less than $2/MMBTU in June. The Shanghai C...

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5 key questions for success in the New Normal
17th January 2021 by

Sustainability rather than globalisation is becoming the key driver for business. And the paradigm s...

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US chemical companies face ‘wake-up call’ as Biden focuses on the Climate Change agenda
13th December 2020 by

I worked for many years at a world-leading chemical company, ICI. But sadly, it lost its way as seni...

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Plastics producers face a ‘wake-up call’ from both ends of the value chain
22nd November 2020 by

Plastics producers have had a great run over the past 60 years, as demand took off for their product...

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Smartphone sales confirm mid-market of ‘affordable luxury’ is disappearing
15th November 2020 by

Another 3 months, another decline in global smartphone sales. And more pressure on mid-market player...

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Welcome to the New Normal – a look ahead to 2030
1st November 2020 by

10 years ago, I took a look ahead at what we could expect in the next decade, as discussed last week...

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If you don’t want to know the future, look away now
25th October 2020 by

Next week, I will publish my annual Budget Outlook, covering the 2021-2023 period. It will highlight...

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The Top 5 pandemic paradigm shifts
28th June 2020 by

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the fundamental changes which were already underway in global ...

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Hertz goes bankrupt as non-essential consumer demand disappears
24th May 2020 by

The US Federal Reserve has now spent $7tn bailing out Wall Street. But it couldn’t save the 10...

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