Chemicals and the Economy

Europe’s auto sector suffers as Dieselgate and China’s downturn hit sales
16th June 2019 by

Trade wars, Dieselgate and recession risk are having a major impact on the European auto industry, a...

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D-Day commemorations mark end of a political era
9th June 2019 by

Last week, 95 year-old Harry Read repeated the jump that he and his fellow parachutists had made as ...

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2019 Global Outlook – a mid-year update: ACS webinar on Thursday
4th June 2019 by

There will be no shortage of important topics to discuss on Thursday, at my regular Chemistry and t...

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Wishful thinking dominates Brexit debate as the UK heads towards No Deal on 31 October
2nd June 2019 by

One of the best things I learned at school was the simple mnemonic: “To ASSUME can make an ASS...

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Recession risk rises as Iran tensions and US-China trade war build
26th May 2019 by

Oil markets are once again uneasily balanced between two completely different outcomes – and o...

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Smartphone market decline begins to impact global stock markets
19th May 2019 by

The bad news continues for the world’s smartphone manufacturers and their suppliers.  And Pre...

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US-China trade war confirms political risk is now a key factor for companies and the economy
12th May 2019 by

There are few real surprises in life, and President Trump’s decision to launch a full-scale tr...

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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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