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China Politics

In the last of our series of blog posts on some of the major challenges facing China’s economy over the next 12-18 months, we look at politics.



By John Richardson

THE outcome of the battle over China’s economic …

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China’s Luxury Goods Risk


By John Richardson

THE “luxury end” of China’s polyethylene (PE) market is being heavily targeted by overseas producers and the results so far have been pretty spectacular, according to one of the producers.

“The annual growth in demand for …

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China’s Borrowing Slowdown

By John Richardson

IT is the demand for loans that matters in China these days more than their supply, as chemicals markets have been telling us for over a month now.

And now, statistical back-up for our anecdotal evidence, that …

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Greek Election Results Change Nothing

By John Richardson

HOW long will the relief rally last in oil and equity markets following the Greek election results?

Sadly, the answer is not long, because difficult discussions lay ahead for the New Democracy party as it tries to …

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Latin America focused on new investments

By Malini Hariharan

The blog has been scanning ICIS news reports from the 31th Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) conference in Buenos Aires to gauge the mood at the event.

Participants appear to be sanguine despite the global economic turmoil …

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China Re-exports Large Volumes Of PE To Latin America

Heading for the high jump


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By John Richardson

CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market looks as if it has gone a little pear-shaped as a result of high inventory levels and buyers anticipating the long-awaited flood …

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