food and energy costs

Syngenta aims to gow more food with less fertiliser, pesticides

One of the key chapters in ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal’ is titled ‘Doing More with Less’. It argues that the key need is to be practical.  Companies should focus: In the fields of water/food, on reducing the amount of waste, and the output that is lost when product is moving to market In developing […]

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China’s slowdown continues

Today’s purchasing manager index shows China’s manufacturing is now contracting across the country.

As always, petchem markets have been leading indicators of this slowdown. And worrying, China’s polyethylene (PE) markets are showing no sign of any i…

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