Covid fears risk a Great Depression and major social unrest
27th September 2020 by

Governments spent most of February/March ignoring my warnings here on the dangers posed by the Covid...

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Chemical industry has key role in helping to create a more sustainable world
20th September 2020 by

The chemical industry has a critical role to play in enabling the world to “build back better&...

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The state of the global economy in 2020
13th September 2020 by

Last Wednesday, I gave the opening presentation for the ICIS PET Conference and looked at whether th...

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Reality dawns for business as No Deal Brexit approaches
6th September 2020 by

I warned before the June 2016 Brexit referendum that Brexit was all about politics, and Boris Johnso...

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Local circular plastics solutions to replace mega projects business model
30th August 2020 by

NEW YORK (ICIS)–There will be a paradigm shift away from mega crackers producing massive volum...

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Global chemical industry – key trends for success in today’s New Normal
2nd August 2020 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy. On Friday, I had the pri...

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Oil prices signal potential end to the V-shaped recovery myth
26th July 2020 by

Oil prices have moved into another ‘flag shape’ – which previously provided critic...

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Bankruptcies now the key risk as hopes for V-shaped recovery disappear
19th July 2020 by

Governments, financial markets and central banks all originally assumed the Covid-19 pandemic would ...

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Reshoring set to create Winners and Losers as advanced manufacturing takes over
12th July 2020 by

Not many companies still operate in the same way as 500 years ago, or even 50 years ago. But in manu...

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