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US Govt Policy, Weaker China Indicate Further Oil Price Decline

By John Richardson

OIL markets have reached an important tipping point as the bulls and the bears try to exert decisive influence.

There is resistance from the bulls which helps to explains why, after last week’s collapse in oil prices, …

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China PP Market Underlines Return To Global Deflation

By John Richardson

CHINA’S polypropylene (PP) net trade, which is imports minus exports, fell by 31% on a month-on-month basis in April to around 316,000 tonnes. That was to be expected given the 42% surge in net trade in Q1 …

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China’s New Real Estate Bubble: A LitmusTest For Economic Reforms

By John Richardson

NEARLY three years on  from when the Chinese central government first promised to reform local government financing, little progress appears to have been made: Local governments are still addicted to land sales to meet their funding requirements.…

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China’s One Belt, One Road To Reshape Petchems Trade Flows

By John Richardson

THE ONE Belt, One Road initiative is a crucial element in China’s efforts to economically re-invent itself – and this reinvention has to work if China is to avoid economic stagnation.

We therefore know that One Belt, …

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How To Battle For Value In Oversupplied Markets

By John Richardson

FOR the moment all is good, as the chart above illustrates, which details the premiums that C6 metallocene-grade linear-low density (LLDPE) have enjoyed over standard commodity grade C4 LLDPE in the key China market.

The October 2010 …

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Dip In China Credit Growth A Global Warning Sign

By John Richardson

CHINA might choose to once again kick the can down the road by further delaying essential economic reforms, but this is not my base case for the rest of this year and into 2017.

Xi Jinping and …

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China And A Breakdown In Free Trade: Scenarios For Petrochemicals

By John Richardson

MY blog post last Friday, on the threat to the petrochemicals industry of a retreat in global free trade, has gained a great deal of interest. This is good as this is an essential debate.

Today I …

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Xi’s Overture Finishes As China’s Real Reforms Begin

By John Richardson

We’re going to see pretty soon whether this man [China’s President, Xi Jinping] is for real.

THE above quote, from Chinese Studies professor Kerry Brown in this FT article,  is something else that you should print out …

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China Reformers Regain The Upper Hand

By John Richardson

THE above chart indicates that the reformers have regained influence in China:…

Whilst new loans from state-owned banks in May beat analysts’ expectations by a big distance, total social financing (TSF), which is the measure of all

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China Complexity: The Wrong And Right Kind Of Spending

                                                                         China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative – the right kind of spending

 

By John Richardson

SOME people might too quickly assume that last week saw yet more evidence of the reformers and anti-reformers within the Chinese government pulling in …

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