China Economic Hype And Crude Oil

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Let’s catch the bus from now on….

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By John Richardson

THE blog has long been worried about the difficulty, probably the impossibility, of accurately measuring real Chinese growth.

And it gets harder as the country …

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China MTO/MTP – one more project starts

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By Malini Hariharan

Shenhua Ningxia has finally produced onspec propylene at its new 470,000 tonnes/year methanol-to-propylene (MTP) plant after starting trial operations last month.

This marks the successful start of China’s first MTP project, which is also the world’s largest. …

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Getting Education Right Is Crucial

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The brightest and the best, but will there be enough of them?

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By John Richardson

EDUCATION, education and education are three of the biggest challenges facing developing countries over the next 10-20 years.

This …

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Indian PP Growth On The Right Track

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Here’s the stereotype….

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By John Richardson

WE talked last week about how emerging markets continue to astound when it comes to demand, meaning that we might have to take a long and hard look at …

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The politics of dumping

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By Malini Hariharan

It was supposed to be a mere formality.

More than a month back India’s commerce ministry formally recommended final anti-dumping duties on polypropylene (PP) imports from Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Oman. For duties to be implemented the …

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India contributes to Asian growth story

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By Malini Hariharan

Yes, the Indian economy is growing and propping up demand for all polymers.

The blog had highlighted a few weeks back that polypropylene (PP) demand expanded by 13% during the April-July period and the expectations are that …

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Abandon Fear And Plan For The New Utopia

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Michael Corleone once told his fiancee, “The old way of doing things is over – even my father knows that. In ten years time, the Corleone family will be entirely legitimitate” and ten years later he was still killing lots …

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Japan More Competitive Than You Might Think

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By Malini Hariharan

it is easy to write off the Japanese petrochemicals industry which has for long struggled to find a solution to the dual pressure of rising global competition and …

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Distorting The Outlook For 2011

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By John Richardson and Malini Hariharan

THE view from a particular geography, grade of polyolefin or end-use application might be distorting the outlook for 2011.

In China and India and other emerging markets demand …

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Wrong Assumptions Drive Shipping, C2 Investments

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The goat has been got 

 

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By John Richardson

EARLIER this week we blogged on the 25 or so ethylene carriers that could be delivered into the shipping market by 2013 and the risk this poses …

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