Tag Archives | Indian economy

Malaysia: Taking The Long View

Source: Malaysia Petrochemicals Association

 

By John Richardson

THE problems in Malaysia have been evident for a long time.

But thanks to the irresponsible and failed actions of the US Fed, the flow of funds into the Southeast country had …

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Indonesia: Sweat It Out!

Jakarta at night (source of picture: Wikimedia)

 

By John Richardson

THE blog first visited Indonesia in October 1997, shortly after the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis, and was amazed to think that only a few months earlier, the …

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New Business Mindset Needed

By John Richardson

THE global chemicals industry became used to healthy and steady rates of demand growth during the “Great Moderation” in the West, before the 2008 crisis.

As fellow blogger Paul Hodges wrote in January of this year: “Executives …

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India’s “Booming” Middle Class

In the second of our series of posts on Asian demographics, we look at India. Yesterday, we summarised the overall challenges.

 

 By John Richardson

INDIA is the home of a booming middle class that voraciously consumes I-Phones, I-Pads, BMWs, foreign …

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Asia Top Ten Chem Companies

By John Richardson

SINOPEC’s remarkable rise in the petrochemicals business continued in 2011 as it jumped two places in the ICIS Top 100 ranking, compared with 2010, to finish second overall, behind BASF. This was the result of a 28.9% …

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Reliance Goes Boldly

Source: ICIS

 

By John Richardson

Reliance Industries is going boldly (no split infinitives here) where nobody has gone before: It is to build a cracker, which could eventually produce 1.6m tonne/year of ethylene, based entirely on off-gas feedstock supplied …

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India PVC Reflects Macro Problems

By John Richardson

WHAT is happening in India’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sector reflects some of the macro-economic challenges we discussed earlier this week.

An additional 8.5m tonnes of PVC pipes demand could be generated in the space of just five …

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BRICS Version 2

Mind the gap – India’s rich and poor

 

 

Source of graph: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/sonalde-desai-the-great-indian-poverty-game/469351/

 

By John Richardson

INDIA’S economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace for a decade as a result of political gridlock, tight monetary policy …

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A Call To Action

We are about to set out on a great journey as the world transitions to the New Normal.

The reason for the journey is that the world economy has changed irrevocably as a result of the financial crisis and the …

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BASF Highlights Changes In Growth

 

Martin Brudermüller

Source of picture: BASF

 

By John Richardson

“THE struggle over China’s future direction seems to be harder fought than we had imagined,” said BASF vice chairman Martin Brudermüller last Thursday, in a German newspaper interview.

“There …

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