Chemicals and the Economy

Companies and investors have just 30 working days left to prepare for a No Deal Brexit
17th February 2019 by

Companies across the UK and EU27 are suddenly realising there are now just 30 working days until the...

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The BoE’s pre-emptive strike is not without risk
12th February 2019 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, arguing that it seems the default answer to ...

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Flexible working is key to reversing today’s collapse in fertility rates
27th January 2019 by

Women in most parts of the world are not having enough children to replace our population. This is o...

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No Deal Brexit remains UK law unless MPs reverse their previous votes
20th January 2019 by

“That couldn’t happen” are probably the 3 most dangerous words in the English lang...

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CEOs need new business models amid downturn
14th January 2019 by

Many indicators are now pointing towards a global downturn in the economy, along with paradigm shif...

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Chart of the Year – China’s shadow banking collapse means deflation may be round the corner
16th December 2018 by

Last year it was Bitcoin, in 2016 it was the near-doubling in US 10-year interest rates, and in 2015...

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BASF’s second profit warning highlights scale of the downturn now underway
9th December 2018 by

The chemical industry is easily the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And thanks to K...

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Chemistry & the Economy: 2019 Outlook
4th December 2018 by

There will be no shortage of important topics to discuss on Thursday, at my regular Chemistry and th...

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Brexit moves from ‘Snakes and Ladders’ to cricket
2nd December 2018 by

The Brexit debate had appeared to be a simple game of Snakes & Ladders till now.  The Leave cam...

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Asian downturn worsens, bringing global recession nearer
25th November 2018 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And my visit to Singap...

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