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China GDP Growth 4-5% in 2013-2020

Canton Trade Fair. Source of picture: http://www.vatti-china.com/News/83.htm


By John Richardson

IT would be nice to believe that the improved mood at this week’s Canton Trade Fair represents a long-term turnaround in China’s economic direction.

This reflects a 9.9% increase …

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Canton Trade Fair Disappoints


By John Richardson

THE total value of export orders at the latest Canton Trade Fair, which finished this weekend, declined by 4.8% compared with the previous event in October last year.

This is the first decline in the value …

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LDPE No Longer A “Speciality Polymer”

The shoe might now be on the other foot (ouch…apologies)


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By John Richardson

NOT so long ago several major producers were evaluating new investments in low-density polyethylene (LDPE), as the almost-serious comment …

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More evidence of China’s export rebound

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More evidence is emerging of the big rebound in Chinese exports resulting from government subsidies, including a Yuan now pegged to the dollar, soft and plentiful bank loans and export-tax rebates.

More than 9,000 quality …

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China petchem output up, textiles down

The Canton Trade Fair

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This interesting article from Bloomberg says that while petrochemical output in China rose in August, textile production actually contracted.

We don’t as yet have any breakdown for specific petrochemicals.

If the overall …

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It’s getting darker and darker out there

It would be nice to start the weekend with a little cheer, but I’m afraid no amount of gormless optimism would work.

DuPont, as you can see from this excellent piece from my colleague Nigel Davis at ICIS, has revised …

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