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Burying Your Head In The Sand Is Not The Answer

By John Richardson

YOU are a US polyethylene (PE) producer or any other chemicals producer in a country that remains on the wrong side of the new consensus about climate change.¬†Sure, you can choose to bury your head in …

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Pricing Climate Change Into Import Tariffs

By John Richardson

SO, following on from my blog post yesterday, how might developing countries calculate import tariffs on petrochemicals in response to the rising social, political and economic costs of climate change?

One good starting point in just a …

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PTA Price Decline Reflects Realities

By John Richardson

The end of the eight-week long bull-run in China’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) pricing might well indicate a wider problem about to beset other petrochemicals: Reality undermining the positive sentiment of the early part of this year.…

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Labour Supply After Chinese New Year

Chinese job seekers at a recruitment fair

Imaginechina/Rex Features

 

By John Richardson

As petrochemicals markets begin to slow down ahead of the Chinese New Year, which this year falls on 10 February, a lot of attention is, as always, …

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China Textile Exports Decline

Source: http://www.economist.com/

 By John Richardson

RISING China labour costs are compounding weakness in the manufacturing sector and thereby, of course, damaging chemicals and polymer markets.

The country’s garment exports fell by 0.2 percent in the first seven months of this …

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