PODCAST: China property bubble burst could trigger global recession

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–A global recession is on the horizon as China’s property bubble bursts, triggering a collapse in industrial and chemicals demand around the world.

  • Markets have reached tipping point where further price rises will not be accepted
  • Supply chain chaos is masking poor real underlying demand
  • Demand is relatively flat in Europe, US. China growth will slow dramatically
  • Overcapacity may cause price war for market share
  • Recession or downturn may be approaching
  • China property bubble is about to burst
  • Global manufacturing, including chemicals, relies on China demand

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews ICIS Insight editor Nigel Davis, and Paul Hodges, chairman of New Normal Consulting.

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Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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