Smartphone sales highlight new trends in consumer markets
7th February 2021 by

Smartphone markets continue to provide early warning of the major changes taking place in consumer m...

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EU focuses on a sustainable and circular plastics system
31st January 2021 by

“The challenges posed by plastics are to a large extent due to the fact that our production and co...

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Buyers scramble for product as global supply chains breakdown
24th January 2021 by

Asian LNG prices reached $32.50/MMBTU this month, up from less than $2/MMBTU in June. The Shanghai C...

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5 key questions for success in the New Normal
17th January 2021 by

Sustainability rather than globalisation is becoming the key driver for business. And the paradigm s...

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Look for Winners and Losers in 2021
10th January 2021 by

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”. Lenin’s f...

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Chart of the Year – CAPE Index signals negative S&P 500 returns to 2030
20th December 2020 by

Each year, it seems there is only one candidate for Chart of the Year. And 2020 is no exception. It ...

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US chemical companies face ‘wake-up call’ as Biden focuses on the Climate Change agenda
13th December 2020 by

I worked for many years at a world-leading chemical company, ICI. But sadly, it lost its way as seni...

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OPEC set to lose out as Biden, EU and China focus on Climate Change opportunities
6th December 2020 by

OPEC used to dominate global oil markets. In the early 1980s, there was even talk of another OPEC ca...

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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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“We may be opponents, but we are not enemies, we’re all Americans”
8th November 2020 by

Groundhog Day 2, last week’s made-for-TV movie set in Pennsylvania, was the perfect lockdown c...

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