China takes care of 2010

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By Malini Hariharan

After sorting out 2009 with a huge stimulus package the Chinese government is busy ensuring that there will be no slowdown next year.

A number of measures have been announced to sustain growth in the domestic market. …

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Map Ta Phut projects – work has not stopped

By Malini Hariharan

I have been trying to get some clarity on what is happening at Map Ta Phut and what companies are planning to do.

Construction activity has not yet stopped despite the Supreme Court ruling last week which …

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Thai Start-ups: What A Muddle

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A real head scratcher……

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By John Richardson

Confused? Sorry, but so far we cannot be of much help bringing any precision to what the implications of Thailand’s Supreme Court ruling will mean for …

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China PE To Grow By 35% – Latest ’09 Forecast

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Money to be made, or saved, again?…..

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After last week’s estimates, a big producer (who wishes to remain anonymous) has given us his forecasts for the strength of 2009 growth in demand for polyolefins in …

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Polyolefins And Football: An Historic Parallel?

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Is history about to repeat itself?

 

 

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The last year for polyolefins has been a bit like the wonderful 1980s and early 1990s for genuine football fans – when the often-repeated phrase of Manchester Utd …

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Thai Start-up Delays On Court Ruling: The Details

The Thai Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a September injunction halting development of $12bn of petrochemical and power projects could affect the on-schedule start-up of capacities of a large amount of petrochemicals capacity.

Note the word could because, despite the …

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China PE Growth All-Time High

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By John Richardson

China’s high-density polyethylene (HDPE) demand is expected to grow by 38% to around 7m tonnes forecasts CBI China, the Shanghai-based commodity information service.

Linear-low density (LLDPE) is expected to rise by …

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The Immediate Dubai Impact

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On A Very Sticky Wicket

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By John Richardson

As one my colleagues said – it’s a good job the US stock markets were closed for Thanksgiving.

Lots of efforts are being made to talk the Dubai World …

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Reading The Minds of China’s Leadership

 

By John Richardson

A lot of the projects which have pushed the world into severe overcapacity were based on the assumption that China would remain in big deficits for many basic commodity chemicals and polymers.

It was thought that …

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China Polyolefin Demand Set To Rise By 30%

By John Richardson in Shanghai and Malini Hariharan

China is set to see polyolefins demand growth of 30% or more this year, depending on the which particular grade, according to preliminary estimates prepared by companies and market analysts.

Even if …

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