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China And The New IPCC Report

By John Richardson

THE blog isn’t a scientist and it has also often discussed the dangers of another consensus view: That the global economy will return to the Old Normal.

Nevertheless, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now …

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China: Realism Is Not The Same As Pessimism

By John Richardson

A CRUCIAL meeting takes place in China in November – the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee.

More commonly referred to as “the November plenum”, the outcomes of the meeting will …

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China Economic Policies To Get Tougher

By John Richardson

THERE will, of course, be bright spots in petrochemicals markets as a result of factors independent of China’s new economic direction.

For example, as an aromatics trader points out, there are huge paraxylene (PX) capacity additions in …

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