Housing markets face long-term downturn as central banks abandon stimulus
5th September 2021 by

Last month saw the beginning of the end for the central banks’ 20-year experiment with stimulu...

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Businesses set for transformation as supply chain chaos combines with Net Zero targets
15th August 2021 by

‘Business as usual’ seems a most unlikely outcome as we look forward over the next 6 months....

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Auto industry provides a model for the transition to Net Zero
25th July 2021 by

Flooding in China and Europe, record temperatures in the USA, wild fires – all these are signs...

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Europe’s Green Deal will transform its economy, as floods confirm urgency of tackling climate change
18th July 2021 by

The floods raging in Germany and Benelux highlight the scale of the Climate Change challenge ahead.Â...

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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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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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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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Pandemic leads to ‘baby bust’ as births decline in most countries
18th April 2021 by

A year ago, many were suggesting the lockdowns might produce a “baby boom” as couples sp...

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