Chemicals and the Economy

Political and economic risks rise as US mid-term elections near
2nd September 2018 by

This is the Labor Day weekend in the USA – the traditional start of the mid-term election camp...

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Trump’s auto trade war adds to US demographic and debt headwinds
6th August 2018 by

President Trump’s auto trade tariffs are bad news for the US and global auto industry, as the ...

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High-flying “story stocks” hit air pockets as credit finally tightens
29th July 2018 by

“Nobody could ever have seen this coming” is the normal comment after sudden share price...

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London house prices slip as supply/demand balances change
22nd July 2018 by

London house prices are “falling at the fastest rate in almost a decade” according to m...

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UK faces ‘make or break summer’ as ‘No Deal’ Brexit risk rises
15th July 2018 by

Last week, the UK’s Foreign Secretary, its chief Brexit negotiator and several junior minister...

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US-China tariffs could lead to global Polyethylene price war
8th July 2018 by

I was interviewed on Friday about the likely impact of President Trump’s trade wars on the glo...

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The blog’s 11th birthday – and a look forward to 2021
2nd July 2018 by

The blog has now been running for 11 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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Airbus warns of “dawning reality” there may be no Brexit deal
24th June 2018 by

Suddenly, businesses across Europe are waking up to the realisation that the UK is currently on cour...

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Plastics recycling paradigm shift will create Winners and Losers
17th June 2018 by

My new analysis for iCIS Chemical Business highlights the paradigm shift now underway in the plasti...

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