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Stimulus Nonsense Raises Hopes

By John Richardson

EARNINGS estimates for South Korean petrochemical companies will have to be cut by 50 percent for the full year 2012, said an industry observer.

“It is quite clear that the first quarter was dreadful for the South …

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European Firms Assess China Exit

By John Richardson

CHINA’S rising labour costs and a worsening regulatory environment had resulted in almost a quarter of European firms to consider relocating their activities elsewhere, said a survey by the EU Chamber of Commerce and Roland Berger Strategy …

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Dow Sees China Growth Acceleration

By John Richardson

DOW Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said in an earnings call, following the release of the company’s Q1 results: “China is stabilising and growth is likely to accelerate later this year as their government keeps shifting its policies …

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Wen’s Last Reform Push

By John Richardson

Wen Jiabao has been at it again. His extraordinarily strong comments on Tuesday follow those he made last month about the risks of a return to the economic chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

On this latest occasion, …

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Why Should Q2 Be Any Better?

 

By John Richardson

THE question being asked during the first quarter of this year was, “Why shouldn’t Chinese chemicals demand come roaring back after a disappointing 2011?”

The relevant question now, as we move into Q2, is, “Why should …

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