on September 18, 2017

Imagine living in the capital city of a major country, and suffering the level of pollution shown in the above photo on a regular...

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on September 11, 2017

Its been a long time since oil market supply/demand was based on physical barrels rather than financial flows:   First there was the subprime...

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on September 6, 2017

Our 16th World Aromatics and Derivatives conference will take place on 8-9 November. Co-organised with ICIS, it provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet...

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on September 4, 2017

“By Monday, the third straight day of flooding, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey had left much of the region underwater, and the city of...

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on August 14, 2017

Interviewed for this Reuters article, I suggest today’s low levels of market volatility could be “the calm before the storm”  Saikat Chatterjee and Vikram Subhedar, AUGUST 11,...

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on August 7, 2017

China is now developing a used car market for the first time in its history.  This means the end of global auto sales growth,...

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on July 31, 2017

Western central bankers are convinced reflation and economic growth are finally underway as a result of their $14tn stimulus programmes.  But the best leading...

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on July 24, 2017

The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones.  Similarly, coal is being left in the ground because we no longer need...

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on July 17, 2017

It was almost exactly 10 years ago that then Citibank boss, Chuck Prince, unintentionally highlighted the approach of the subprime crisis with his comment...

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