on June 29, 2016

  The 3 month trend of Brent oil price volatility has reached its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis and before that, the...

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on June 27, 2016

First, the good news.  It has long been recognised that the UK economy is over-dependent on financial services, and that its housing market –...

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on June 10, 2016

Imagine your government decided to shutdown most of the industry in two major cities for 2 weeks or more?  Say Detroit and Chicago in...

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on June 8, 2016

There’s something very wrong with the US jobs market, as the slide above confirms.  Commentators professed to be surprised by the disappointing May report...

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on June 6, 2016

These are difficult times for companies and investors.  It is becoming more and more apparent that central bank stimulus policies have failed to counter...

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on June 3, 2016

The UK’s Brexit referendum is fast becoming a bitter battle for the Conservative Party leadership.  It is hard to believe that Boris Johnson, who leads the...

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on June 1, 2016

Difficult times lie ahead for global polymer markets.  It would be bad enough that downstream users have been busy building stock in recent weeks...

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on May 30, 2016

Global demand is continuing to slow, yet chemical industry capacity is continuing to ramp up.  As a result, supply gluts are likely to appear...

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on May 27, 2016

34m Americans will be driving at least 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of the summer ”driving season”.  But contrary to popular belief,...

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