China’s Zero-Covid Policies Reenacted

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China is re-imposing Covid-19 restrictions only weeks after reopening, raising concerns that the country may once again enact strict lockdowns. The mass quarantine measures in Shanghai have included highway closures, which have severely affected trucks carrying exports heading to ports. “Trucks loaded with cargoes and containers were unable to enter the Shanghai terminal,” stated logistics […]

The Chemical Industry Warns of Economic Struggles

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The chemical industry is tightly linked to the global economy. As the world’s third- largest industry, its products can be found in nearly every item people use in their every day lives. That’s why when strong indicators in the chemical industry point towards a recession, it should be scrutinized. A key indicator of a looming […]

Discussions on Fuel Transition Continues

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland recently hosted a global forum composed of both international dignitaries and world business leaders. The most notable of the forums centered around the current global energy crisis, with prices for gas and oil becoming incredibly volatile in the few months following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Of course, […]

Fertilizer Shortage May Lead to Food Shortage

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Studies show that most fertilizers depend on one or more of the following macronutrients: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K);These three macronutrients are essential to plant life, and the cost to produce them is on the rise according to World Fertilizer Index reports. While the Ukraine-Russia conflict plays a role in this increase, the […]

Ford Hopeful for Auto Industry, Production Outlook

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The auto industry has been affected significantly by many supply chain challenges over the past two years: a global pandemic, multiple logistics strikes, and semiconductor chip shortages. All of which severely impacted automakers’ ability to continue with manufacturing and keep up with consumer demand. With so many struggles happening simultaneously, Ford Motor reported that for […]