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Oil Prices Over The Next Six Months: What You Need To Know

By John Richardson

SURPRISED by the latest decline in crude prices following the US Energy Administration’s (EIA) report that more oil went in to storage last week than in any other week in 34 years?

You really shouldn’t be if …

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Sustainability Reshapes Petrochemicals Demand

By John Richardson

IF you still view the petrochemicals world from only the perspective of feedstock advantage then the above chart, taken from the recent ICIS EPCA seminar, offers this very straightforward fantastic opportunity:…

If our higher penetration scenario for

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Stunning Agreement On HFCs Offers Huge Opportunities

By John Richardson

THE DELHI bank manager’s priority was to make sure his son got through medical school. He obviously therefore didn’t have that much time or energy to worry about global warming before he bought a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-fuelled air-conditioning …

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Western Central Bank Finally Agrees That Ageing Populations Matter

By John Richardson

FINALLY – for the first time - one of the major Western central banks is in agreement with what Paul Hodges and I have been arguing since we released our book in 2011 – Boom. Gloom & …

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Why The Political Populists Are Being Successful

By John Richardson

HERE are some sobering statistics that mainstream politicians and economic policymakers should take note of:…

The real, inflation-adjusted incomes of two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014 compared with

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Modelling And Responding To China’s Demand Complexity

By John Richardson

PRODUCT by product you need to build alternative scenarios for demand growth in the key China market.

The future might end up being the same as the past up and down all the petrochemicals value chains. But …

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The OPEC “Deal”: What It Really Means

By John Richardson

THE OPEC decision to cut oil production for the first time since 2008, if indeed it does amount to a real cut in production, could end up being self-defeating.

As I discussed last month, US shale oil …

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Global Trade: What The New Dynamics Mean For Petchems

By John Richardson

THE result of this year’s US presidential election may well be determined by one issue – trade – as yesterday’s first presidential debate perhaps indicated.

These are incredibly dangerous times for the global economy, and with it, …

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Polyethylene: A World Turned Upside Down

By John Richardson

THE recent history of polyethylene (PE) shows a global competitive landscape very different from that which most people expected two years ago.

Two years ago, we were told that the natural price for oil was $100/bbl because …

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Tackling Gender Inequality, Climate Change Etc Key To Future Chemicals Growth

By John Richardson

IF you think that progress towards tackling issues such as gender inequality in sub-Saharan Africa has nothing to do with forecasting chemicals and polymers demand growth, then you are going to face some severe difficulties over the …

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