Chemicals and the Economy

Global economy hits stall speed, whilst US S&P 500 sets new records
1st December 2019 by

Whisper it not to your friends in financial markets, but the global economy is moving into recession...

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Oil markets hold their ‘flag shape’ for the moment, as recession risks mount
17th November 2019 by

Oil markets can’t quite make up their mind as to what they want to do, as the chart confirms. ...

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Budgeting for paradigm shifts and a debt crisis
27th October 2019 by

It is now 8 years since John Richardson and I published our 10-year forecast for 2021 in Boom, Gloom...

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Companies ignore the Perennials 55+ generation at their peril
13th October 2019 by

Nearly a third of the the world’s High Income population are now in the Perennials 55+ generat...

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China’s renminbi and the global ring of fire
1st September 2019 by

China’s property bubble puts it at the epicentre of the ring of fire © Reuters  China’s de...

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London house prices edge closer to a tumble
21st July 2019 by

After the excitement of Wimbledon tennis and a cricket World Cup final, Londoners were back to their...

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G7 births hit new record low, below Depression level in 1933
14th July 2019 by

If a country doesn’t have any babies, then in time it won’t have an economy. But that...

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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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Ageing Perennials set to negate central bank stimulus as recession approaches
10th March 2019 by

The world’s best leading indicator for the global economy is still firmly signalling recession...

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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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