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China: The Cost of Shutting Down

By John Richardson

ONCE a petrochemicals plant is built it is pretty hard to shut it down.

This might well apply to Europe, which is why we think talk of widespread cracker and derivatives closures to make way for highly …

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China Chlor-alkali A Real Industry Still Struggling

By John Richardson

The mood on the proverbial factory floor can be very different to that in buoyant stock and other commodity markets as the impact of the economic crisis lingers, with the chor-alkali to vinyls industry in China just …

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Yantai Wanhua looks to jump to the top

By Malini Hariharan

While looking at China it is easy to get distracted by the activities of the majors – Sinopec and PetroChina. But there is a strong second tier that is steadily becoming more visible.

Yantai Wanhua, a major …

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