Tag Archives | Indonesia

China Pulls Back From Funding Other Emerging Markets

By John Richardson

IT important to be relentlessly realistic about the risks no confronting emerging markets in general, now that China is focusing much more on its own internal problems and needs.

One of these risks – reduced funding of …

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Indonesia Petchem Investments

By John Richardson

THE project activity in Indonesia, as the slide above, from our ICIS training Introduction to Petrochemicals Part I training programme, is a little worrying

But there is one slight problem here: Demand.

In the case of Indonesia, …

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Becoming A Chef In Indonesia

An Italian restaurant in Jakarta

 

By John Richardson

ELEVEN-year-old Nurafidah spends her mornings at school and her afternoons hunting for recyclable plastic, aluminium and glass in Jakarta’s giant rubbish dump – Bantar Gebang. She wants to grow up to …

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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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Indonesia’s Challenges

By John Richardson

INDONESIA was the subject of much enthusiasm when the blog hosted a webinar  on Monday on China Polyolefins Markets. We will provide a link to a recorded version of the event shortly.

The reason for the enthusiasm …

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China Compensation

By John Richardson

A MAJOR Southeast Asian polyethylene (PE) producer has reduced its percentage of exports to China from 30-40% in 2012 to just 10% so far this year, a source with the producer told the blog on the sidelines …

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Southeast Asia ‘s Economic Boom

By John Richardson

SOUTHEAST (SEA) polyolefins demand grew by 15-20% last year in some of the region’s emerging countries, such as Indonesia, according to a source with a major global producer.

Confidence is high as overseas money pours into super-hot …

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Indonesia’s “Great Moderation”

Graph prepared by The Economist

 

By John Richardson

INDONESIA has enjoyed eight consecutive quarters of 6% GDP growth and so - along with several other mainly domestically-demand driven Asian economies - is viewed as a haven of stability in an increasingly uncertain …

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A Polyolefin Trader’s Perspective

By John Richardson

Word for word, see below what an Asian polyolefins trader told us yesterday:

“This year has been absolutely terrible, the worst I can remember in eight years in this business, and even worse than 2008. There is …

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Honam’s next expansion

By Malini Hariharan

Honam Petrochemical’s plans for Indonesia appear to be progressing.

Company sources told ICIS news yesterday that a feasibility study is underway for a $4-5bn petrochemical complex in Southeast Asia with Indonesia the most likely location. The study …

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