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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on July 10, 2017

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it“. George Santayana 9 months ago, it must have seemed such a good idea....

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on July 3, 2017

Companies and investors have some big decisions ahead of them as we start the second half of the year.  They can be summed up...

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on June 26, 2017

We are living in an ever more uncertain world, where “business as usual” is becoming the least likely option for the future. Companies and...

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on June 20, 2017

My 6-monthly webinar for the American Chemical Society is on Thursday at 2pm EDT – please click here to register for this free event....

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on June 19, 2017

My first blog post was written exactly 10 years ago this week, on 22 June 2007, from Bangkok in Thailand.  Titled The 10th anniversary of...

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on June 15, 2017

Oil markets have been at the centre of the recent myth that economic recovery was finally underway.  The theory was that rising inflation, caused...

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on June 12, 2017

We are living in very uncertain times, where the only certainty is that there is no “business as usual” option for the future.  One...

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on June 8, 2017

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ project and the need to reduce pollution have replaced “growth at any price” as key government priorities, as I...

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