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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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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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 New Normal for global industry
31st May 2020 by

The global chemical industry is the third largest sector in the world behind agriculture and energy,...

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Hertz goes bankrupt as non-essential consumer demand disappears
24th May 2020 by

The US Federal Reserve has now spent $7tn bailing out Wall Street. But it couldn’t save the 10...

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“They may ring their bells now, before long they will be wringing their hands”
15th March 2020 by

The wisdom of Sir Robert Walpole, the UK’s first premier, seems the only possible response to ...

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Chain’s smartphone and auto sales tumble as coronavirus hits demand
8th March 2020 by

China is the world’s largest market for smartphones and autos – responsible for c30% of ...

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China’s lockdown makes global debt crisis now almost certain
23rd February 2020 by

Beijing has a population of 21.5 million, but you wouldn’t know it from this BBC video from la...

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Automakers face stiff headwinds in big emerging markets
19th January 2020 by

Brazil, Russia, India and China disappoint as manufacturers face investment demands of EVs © Bloomb...

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