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By John Richardson
THE lack of depth and thought behind “analysis” of the economic challenges facing developing economies has worried the blog for some time.
It is undoubtedly the case that as hundreds of millions more people in countries such …
By Malini Hariharan
Optimism has returned to the Indian polymer market fuelled by a sharp recovery in prices and buying sentiment over the last few weeks across Asia.
The talk these days is mainly about tightness in availability of polyethylene …
THE blog attended the Asia Pacific Petrochemical Conference (APIC) in Fukuoka, Japan, today during which it heard mention of the phrase “China downturn” on 23 occasions from different contacts.
Confidence is clearly at a lower than last …
Guess who’s coming to Christmas dinner
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THE widespread problem of surging inflation in Asia ex-Japan is a major threat to petrochemicals demand growth in 2011.
Governments need to put the brakes …
Cloth nappies?….you have to be kidding
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IT IS the biggest transformation that the global economy has probably ever undergone, resulting in numerous opportunities and challenges for the chemicals industry …
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By John Richardson and Malini Hariharan
THE view from a particular geography, grade of polyolefin or end-use application might be distorting the outlook for 2011.
In China and India and other emerging markets demand …
Too good to be true?,.,,,,,
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I VISITED the Chinaplas plastics exhibition in Shanghai late last month and was greeted with a wall of unremitting optimism.
Here are a few samples of …