on November 24, 2014

I am very much looking forward to presenting ‘The pH Report’ free webinar tomorrow, Tuesday 25 November. This will take place twice, at 08.00 GMT and...

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on November 24, 2014

We had another excellent Conference in Berlin last week on the challenges and opportunities facing the global aromatics industry.  These developments are starting to impact...

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on November 21, 2014

Next Friday sees the start of the main shopping period in the US – ‘Black Friday’, the day after Thanksgiving.  But increasingly, consumers are giving the stores a...

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on November 20, 2014

Change is always unwelcome and usually uncomfortable.  But it also provides us with Opportunity, as the Chinese character for Crisis highlights. The second half of our Boom,...

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on November 19, 2014

The Great Unwinding began with the change of economic direction in China.  So it makes good sense for businesses and investors to view developments with a Chinese perspective in mind.  This...

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on November 18, 2014

We have been extremely encouraged by the support we have received since launching the first issue of ‘The pH Report’ last month.  The Financial...

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on November 18, 2014

“Conventional wisdom” never spotted the imminent arrival of the Great Unwinding.  Sadly, therefore, the past 3 months have often been a repeat of 2008 for...

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on November 17, 2014

Stock markets are floating ever higher on an ocean of central bank money printing.  But something else is happening in the real world where we all live...

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on November 14, 2014

I am just back from my first World Economic Forum meeting, having been invited to join its global chemicals council.  My first impression was astonishment...

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on November 13, 2014

Just 10 years ago, then BP CEO John Browne shocked the oil industry by suggesting that oil prices might “temporarily” rise to $40/bbl due...

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