Chemicals and the Economy

Europe’s auto sector suffers as Dieselgate and China’s downturn hit sales
16th June 2019 by

Trade wars, Dieselgate and recession risk are having a major impact on the European auto industry, a...

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2019 Global Outlook – a mid-year update: ACS webinar on Thursday
4th June 2019 by

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

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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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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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Ageing Perennials set to negate central bank stimulus as recession approaches
10th March 2019 by

The world’s best leading indicator for the global economy is still firmly signalling recession...

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BASF prepares its UK supply chain for Brexit
24th February 2019 by

BASF has been working with Ready for Brexit (the online platform I co-founded last year) as part of ...

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