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China Polyolefin Buyers Smell Blood……

…..but time to party for some thanks to re-exports to Brazil

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By John Richardson

It’s a funny old world – or so it seems in poylolefins at the moment as traders re-export resin from China …

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China Labour Shortage Threat To Chem Demand Grows

“Sorry, but there’s more to life – I really don’t want to do this anymore…”

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By John Richardson

The labour shortage crisis in southern China – which one trader had claimed would last exactly …

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Benzene: What Lies Beneath

A Ring of Truth?

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By John Richardson

TUMBLING Asian benzene prices are being blamed on weaker crude, itself a reflection of macro-economic worries over higher-than-expected US jobless figures, government debt problems in the Euro zone and …

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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 Real Estate: When Is A Bubble A Bubble?

 

 

 

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By John Richardson

I love the phrase used by Andrew Peaple of the Wall Street Journal in this article on China’s property “bubble”: Getting a straight answer is like “nailing jelly to a …

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“Middle East To Control Basic Chems In 3-5 Years”

Abu Dhabi ahead in the race?

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By John Richardson

The global basic chemicals industry is likely to end up under the dominant control of the Middle East, and possibly Asia, within the next 3-5 years, a …

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Naphtha Highest Level For More Than A Year

 Shelf-space to be in short supply again?

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ASIAN naphtha prices hit their highest level for more than a year yesterday – reaching $701/tonne CFR Japan for second-half December open-spec material on “improved market conditions”.

Earlier this …

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What the flipping heck is going on?….

…….and no trite Public Relations-speak answers, please!!!

 

This is not me, by the way, (my computer is an older model) but the expression about sums it up

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No matter where you seem to turn these days, whether it’s …

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China Sept chemical import-surge data

More of the cheap stuff?

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Some of the China import data for September is now available – showing record-high imports of monoethylene glycol (MEG), ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyacetal, polycarbonate (PC).

“I have given up …

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China’s chemical imports up – again!

By John Richardson

We don’t have the actual data yet (hopefully, we’ll be able to give you the numbers later this week), but……

……China’s commodity chemicals and polymer imports “continued to amaze” in September with monoethylene glycol (MEG) shipments hitting …

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