Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

Price war looms in US auto market as incentives increase
8th April 2014 by

The blog is awarding itself a pat on the back this morning, as its forecast last month for the US au...

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US automakers increase incentives as sales fail to boom
7th March 2014 by

This month is likely to be a very good time to buy a new car in the US.  The reason is that auto ma...

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US auto buyers head for fuel efficiency
5th April 2012 by

Every now and then, genuinely good news comes along in terms of consumer demand. Today is one of tho...

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US auto sales continue to disappoint
7th September 2011 by

One characteristic of recessions is that recovery is always ‘just around the corner’. We...

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Chrysler warns of China threat
11th August 2011 by

Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has issued a wake-up call to Western auto companies about the growt...

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US auto sales disappoint, again
6th July 2011 by

Time was when US auto sales only rarely dipped below 1.1 million/month. Since the Great Recession be...

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US auto buyers shift towards the New Normal
5th May 2011 by

US auto sales remained stable last month. As the chart shows (red line), they were just above the 1....

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US consumers shift to fuel-efficient autos
2nd April 2011 by

After 2.5 years of 0% interest rates, $5trn of government stimulus and a payroll tax cut, the US eco...

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Auto companies face Japan supply chain problems
21st March 2011 by

EU auto sales remained weak in February, and dependent on just 4 countries. As the chart shows (red ...

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US auto companies lack pricing power
7th March 2011 by

February’s data on US auto sales contained good news, and not such good news, for the chemical...

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