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Credit Tightening The Key For China In 2014

By John Richardson

WE have been on a magical mystery tour during the second of half 2013 in an effort to discover what has really driven the 14% year-on-year increase in polyethylene (PE) apparent demand in China in January-August – …

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China PE Demand Boosted By New Environmental Clampdown On Recycling

By John Richardson

BACK in 2009, virgin polyolefins demand growth in China was boosted by a sharp drop in imports of recycled or scrap plastic resulting from tougher enforcement of environmental regulations.

Now another government crackdown on imports of scrap …

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Another Opinion: China and Recycling

Source of Picture: The Earth Institute at Columbia University

I was speaking to a Singapore-based trader this morning over the reasons behind the polyolefin price rally.


Here are his views:

“A maor factor has been a lack of availability …

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