Chemicals and the Economy

There’s a great future for the European plastics industry in recycled plastic
5th May 2019 by

Europe’s plastics industry is under major threat from the growing legislative and consumer bac...

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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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Stormy weather ahead for chemicals
24th March 2019 by

Four serious challenges are on the horizon for the global petrochemical industry as I describe in my...

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$60bn opportunity opens up for plastics industry as need to eliminate single-use packaging grows
17th March 2019 by

150 businesses representing over 20% of the global plastic packaging market have now agreed to start...

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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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Déjà vu all over again for oil markets as recession risks rise
3rd March 2019 by

Back in 2015, veteran Saudi Oil Minister Ali  Naimi was very clear about Saudi’s need to adop...

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