Chemicals and the Economy

Brexit a disaster for the UK, Europe and the world
27th June 2016 by

First, the good news.  It has long been recognised that the UK economy is over-dependent on financi...

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The Downturn arrives
7th November 2011 by

It is 5 months since the blog launched its IeC Downturn Alert, using prices from 29 April. It wrote ...

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Investors prefer JUUGS to PIIGS
5th November 2011 by

Financial markets have become increasingly nervous in recent weeks, since the blog last reviewed dev...

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Political, Social concerns drive non-Western companies
2nd November 2011 by

Last week’s New Normal seminar in Houston continued the success of the Singapore and Frankfurt...

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EU’s plan to borrow from the poor boosts S&P 500
31st October 2011 by

The brave new world of modern finance continues to amaze the blog. It still has problems with the id...

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Groundhog Day again as Quarter 4 starts
10th October 2011 by

The great film comedy Groundhog Day saw Bill Murray doomed to repeat the same day in his life, until...

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Critical Success Factors in the New Normal
6th October 2011 by

Yesterday’s Scenarios hopefully provided valuable insight into the challenges ahead for compan...

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Scenarios for the transition to the New Normal
5th October 2011 by

The transition to the new Normal is likely to be painful and long-lasting. Future demand growth will...

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A 4-point Action Plan for chemical companies
4th October 2011 by

Today’s economic situation is getting worse, not better. The blog believes this is because mos...

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US housing starts fall as the BabyBoomers get older
1st October 2011 by

US subprime lending was the starting point for the economic crisis now spreading around the world. T...

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