Chart of the Year – CAPE Index signals negative S&P 500 returns to 2030
20th December 2020 by

Each year, it seems there is only one candidate for Chart of the Year. And 2020 is no exception. It ...

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US chemical companies face ‘wake-up call’ as Biden focuses on the Climate Change agenda
13th December 2020 by

I worked for many years at a world-leading chemical company, ICI. But sadly, it lost its way as seni...

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OPEC set to lose out as Biden, EU and China focus on Climate Change opportunities
6th December 2020 by

OPEC used to dominate global oil markets. In the early 1980s, there was even talk of another OPEC ca...

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Your A to Z Guide to the reality of Brexit after 31 December
29th November 2020 by

(Picture credit Shutterstock) A.  Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty set out the rules for leaving ...

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Plastics producers face a ‘wake-up call’ from both ends of the value chain
22nd November 2020 by

Plastics producers have had a great run over the past 60 years, as demand took off for their product...

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Smartphone sales confirm mid-market of ‘affordable luxury’ is disappearing
15th November 2020 by

Another 3 months, another decline in global smartphone sales. And more pressure on mid-market player...

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Chemistry & the Economy webinar on Thursday
10th November 2020 by

Please join me for the next ACS Chemicals & Economy webinar on Thursday, at 2pm Eastern Standard...

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“We may be opponents, but we are not enemies, we’re all Americans”
8th November 2020 by

Groundhog Day 2, last week’s made-for-TV movie set in Pennsylvania, was the perfect lockdown c...

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Welcome to the New Normal – a look ahead to 2030
1st November 2020 by

10 years ago, I took a look ahead at what we could expect in the next decade, as discussed last week...

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If you don’t want to know the future, look away now
25th October 2020 by

Next week, I will publish my annual Budget Outlook, covering the 2021-2023 period. It will highlight...

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