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China Polyester: Failure To Ask The Right Questions

By John Richardson

HERE is a historical account of what has gone wrong with China‚Äôs polyester industry:…

Apparel and non-apparel manufacturers were first encouraged to back-integrate to polyester fibres production and then to purified terephthalic (PTA) as the central government

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China’s Polyester Industry And The New Big Picture

Source: ICIS supply and demand database

 

By John Richardson

THE polyester chain in China is a good example of the dangers of assuming that the big macroeconomic picture will remain more or less unchanged.

Large amounts of purified terepththalic …

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South Korea “Denial” Continues

 

By John Richardson

EARNINGS estimates for South Korean petrochemicals companies for the full-year 2012 remain around 30 percent above where they should be because “most financial analysts remain in denial“, said an industry source.

A sign of how bad …

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Fibre Intermediates In Panic

By John Richardson

A SENSE of panic has gripped the fibre intermediates chain as a result of falling crude oil prices, an industry observer told the blog.

“Nobody knows where the bottom of the market will be, which, to me, …

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Consensus Misses The Point

 By John Richardson

The consensus view on China remains that we have reached, or are near, the bottom of the decline in GDP (gross domestic product) growth.

This was how yesterday’s release of the preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers …

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China Economic Optimism

By John RichardsonECONOMISTS think China’s growth has bottomed out, thanks to unexpectedly strong March bank lending.

They also think that interest rates will stay low for a long time, even if rates cannot be cut because of the inflation problem. 

New …

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China Synthetic Fibres Fall Further

By John Richardson

CHINA’S synthetic fibres chain continues to show serious signs of distress as a result of weak domestic and export demand, according to my ICIS colleagues, Judith Wang and Becky Zhang.

Traders in monoethylene glycol (MEG) must have believed …

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