Chemicals and the Economy

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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The next billion phone users will be buying $10 smart feature phones, not $1000 iPhones
10th November 2019 by

Smartphone sales plateaued in Q3, down 9% since Q3 2017’s peak of 1.55bn, as the chart shows.¬...

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Companies ignore the Perennials 55+ generation at their peril
13th October 2019 by

Nearly a third of the the world’s High Income population are now in the Perennials 55+ generat...

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Auto markets set for major disruption as Electric Vehicle sales reach tipping point
21st September 2019 by

Major disruption is starting to occur in the world’s largest manufacturing industry.¬† Hundred...

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Smartphone sales continue their decline, whilst $25 smart feature phones open up new markets
4th August 2019 by

Global smartphone sales have now been falling for 8 consecutive quarters, since Q3 2017. They are no...

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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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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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$60bn opportunity opens up for plastics industry as need to eliminate single-use packaging grows
17th March 2019 by

150 businesses representing over 20% of the global plastic packaging market have now agreed to start...

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IKEA heads into the circular world with furniture subscription trial
10th February 2019 by

“Once upon a time, Granny and Grandad used to go to a large shop on the motorway to buy their ...

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Fed’s magic money tree hopes to overcome smartphone sales downturn and global recession risk
3rd February 2019 by

Last November, I wrote one of my “most-read posts”, titled¬†Global smartphone recession ...

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