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The Blog Is On Holiday Until 3 January

Happy end of the year, season’s greetings, and a prosperous New Year to my readers. Thank you for your comments and support during 2017.

Burns Beach, Western Australia – the home of the Blog

 

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The Blog Is On Holiday Until December 18

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China Growth Slows On Collapse In Shadow Bank Financing

By John Richardson

YOU should print-off the above chart and stick it on your chemicals company boardroom wall. From fellow blogger Paul Hodges, it shows the collapse in credit issued via China’s shadow banking system.

It is the shadow banking …

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The Blog Is On Holiday, Will Be Back On 25 July

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Analyse The Data And Listen To Li Keqiang

By John Richardson

IT IS important to look at long-term trends in China rather than be misled by a few positive sets of data. This is not pessimism, just realism.

Yesterday saw the release of very good August export data.  …

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An Apology To Our Readers

Dear Readers

The transfer of the blog to WordPress, from Movable Type, has led to some technical glitches which we are doing our best to resolve.

These have included:

1.) The site failing to display new posts on some browers …

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A New Look For Asian Chemical Connections

Dear Readers

You will notice that today our blog as a new look and feel.

We think the design is a big improvement, but this is still very much work in progress and we welcome your feedback.

Best Regards

John …

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A Chance To Win £100

By John Richardson

SICK and tired of wracking your brains trying to figure out where the China polyolefins market is going?

Are you weary of the Eurozone debt crisis and the threat that US Congress will fail to raise the debt ceiling?…

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China Downside Continues To Surprise

 

By John Richardson 

THE statistics speak for themselves. For example:

*The full HSBC August manufacturing index for China, which was released last Friday, showed that manufacturing input costs were rising at their fastest rate for four months, suggesting that …

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I’m on Holiday

I’m on holiday until 8 December, but don’t worry there’ll be a number of posts between now and then. all the best

John…

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