on February 23, 2017

Just when you think something really can’t get any worse, it does.  Sadly, that’s the story on chemical industry force majeures since my last...

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on February 20, 2017

“May God bless the USA and God bless Boeing” was President Trump’s sign-off in his speech on Friday at Boeing’s South Carolina factory.  Earlier...

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on February 16, 2017

The outlook is becoming clearer for the global smartphone market, and it confirms my judgement in November, when reviewing Q3 sales: “It seems likely...

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on February 13, 2017

Suddenly, manufacturing and protectionism have become political issues across the Western world.  President Trump has already formed a Manufacturing Council with the aim of “reshoring jobs”...

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on February 9, 2017

Europe is heading in to the Great Unknown, as Monday’s post highlighted.  The UK, The Netherlands and France are not the only political uncertainties...

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on February 6, 2017

Next month sees the start of a process that could change all our lives.  Whether we live in Europe, or outside it, the political...

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on February 2, 2017

Trading oil markets used to be hard work. You had to talk to all the major players all the time (not just message them),...

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on January 30, 2017

2016 data highlights one startling statistic about the world’s Top 7 auto markets.  They are 85% of total world sales and as the chart...

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on January 27, 2017

If you want to know what is happening to the global economy, the chemical industry will provide the answers. It has an excellent correlation...

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on January 23, 2017

Wall Street’s post-election rally suggests that many investors currently have the wrong idea about Donald Trump. They have decided he is a new Ronald...

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