Chemistry and the Economy: Mid-Year Update

June 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm ET

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How does a market adapt in the face of declining growth? Many different sectors across the chemical industry are in a state of oversupply and surplus capacity which has resulted in a slowing of production in multiple areas. In addition, the global balance of the oil market is shifting with OPEC losing its control on the market, China sending signals that its years of incredible growth are winding to a close and possible effects of the Brexit continue to loom.  Join Paul Hodges of International eChem and former Chair of the ACS Board William Carroll as they return to give their take on the factors affecting the market areas of growth that still exist.

What You Will Learn

  • Why the oil market is on shaky ground, and how that could lead to major geopolitical tensions where prices could fall back to median historical levels
  • Why global reflation may be a myth due to China's prioritization of pollution clean-up as a flagship policy
  • Why we must “be prepared” and expect the unexpected as a winning strategy for the rest of 2017

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Paul Hodges
International eChem

William Carroll
Former Chair of the Board of ACS