Chemicals and the Economy

Chemical output signals trouble for global economy
4th November 2018 by

A petrochemical plant on the outskirts of Shanghai. Chinese chemical industry production has been ne...

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Oil prices flag recession risk as Iranian geopolitical tensions rise
20th May 2018 by

Today, we have “lies, fake news and statistics” rather than the old phrase “lies, ...

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Chemicals flag rising risk of synchronised global slowdown
29th April 2018 by

Chemicals are easily the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And if the global economy ...

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Saudi oil policy risks creating perfect storm for Aramco flotation
15th April 2018 by

Good business strategies generally create good investments over the longer term. And so Aramco need...

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China’s role in market volatility – Beijing’s shifting priorities raise questions over assumptions of global growth
19th February 2018 by

Commentators have confused cause with effect when analysing this month’s sudden downturn in fi...

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Economy faces slowdown as oil/commodity prices slide
12th February 2018 by

Oil and commodity markets long ago lost contact with the real world of supply and demand. Instead, t...

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The global economy and the US$ – an alternative view
29th January 2018 by

Every New Year starts with optimism about the global economy.  But as Stanley Fischer, then vice ch...

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The return of volatility is the key market risk for 2018
8th January 2018 by

We are living in a strange world. As in 2007 – 2008, financial news continues to be euphoric, ...

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Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’ is looking a lot less clear
30th October 2017 by

Saudi Arabia’s U-turn to revive oil output quotas is not working and fails to address the chan...

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Budgeting for the Great Unknown in 2018 – 2020
23rd October 2017 by

“There isn’t anybody who knows what is going to happen in the next 12 months.  We’...

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