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Nothing Has Changed In Japan

By John Richardson

THE Nikkei Index has risen by more than 30% since November (see the chart below). Earlier this week, the Nikkei was at its highest level since September 2008.

 

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Growing Uncertainties Cloud Chemicals Outlook

By John Richardson

THE global growth outlook grows ever murkier as a result of credit tightening in China (or is the problem instead continued strong growth in lending?), inflation problems throughout Asia, possible monetary tightening in the West, the direction …

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Japan Disaster 4 – The Impact On Paraxylene

By John Richardson

ASIAN paraxylene (PX) and styrene markets look set to be the most affected by the loss of Japanese exports as the slide below from Bob Townsend at the UK-based consultancy, International eChem (Iec) illustrates. 

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Japan More Competitive Than You Might Think

 Tokyo at nightSource of picture: liveworldtours.com

 

 

 

By Malini Hariharan

it is easy to write off the Japanese petrochemicals industry which has for long struggled to find a solution to the dual pressure of rising global competition and …

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