Oil markets enter the endgame as car companies rush to electrify
11th July 2021 by

Almost every day now sees a car company rushing to announce its plans to boost Electric Vehicle (EV)...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Businesses face “biggest imposition of red tape in 50 years” as Brexit begins
3rd January 2021 by

Most companies had closed when the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was finally annou...

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Welcome to the New Normal – a look ahead to 2030
1st November 2020 by

10 years ago, I took a look ahead at what we could expect in the next decade, as discussed last week...

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Local circular plastics solutions to replace mega projects business model
30th August 2020 by

NEW YORK (ICIS)–There will be a paradigm shift away from mega crackers producing massive volum...

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Global chemical industry – key trends for success in today’s New Normal
2nd August 2020 by

The chemical industry is the best leading indicator for the global economy. On Friday, I had the pri...

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China’s lockdown makes global debt crisis now almost certain
23rd February 2020 by

Beijing has a population of 21.5 million, but you wouldn’t know it from this BBC video from la...

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Europe’s auto sector suffers as Dieselgate and China’s downturn hit sales
16th June 2019 by

Trade wars, Dieselgate and recession risk are having a major impact on the European auto industry, a...

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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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