Chemicals and the Economy

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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CEOs need new business models amid downturn
14th January 2019 by

Many indicators are now pointing towards a global downturn in the economy, along with paradigm shif...

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Asian downturn worsens, bringing global recession nearer
25th November 2018 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And my visit to Singap...

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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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